Pro-Palestine protesters clash with cops – with at least four arrested – at massive protest outside American Israel Public Affairs Committee headquarters in New York City

  • Pro-Palestinian protesters appeared to clash with police outside the American Israel Public Affairs Committee headquarters in Manhattan on Friday afternoon
  • Signs reading ‘Save Gaza’, ‘Free Palestine’ and ‘End Genocide’ were held in the crowd
  • It was also seen how several protesters were arrested on the street by officers

Pro-Palestinian protesters apparently clashed with police outside the headquarters of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Manhattan on Friday afternoon.

In videos posted on social media, a woman wearing a keffiyeh scarf was seen arguing with NYPD officers.

It was also seen how several protesters were arrested on the street by officers. “You’re funding genocide,” one woman shouted as she was detained by police.

Protesters can be heard calling for a ceasefire in the ongoing conflict, chanting ‘Free Palestine’ and ‘shame on you’.

Protesters set fire to the Stars & Stripes in the middle of the street in New York

Protesters set fire to the Stars & Stripes in the middle of the street in New York

Pro-Palestinian protesters appeared to clash with police outside the American Israel Public Affairs Committee headquarters in Manhattan on Friday afternoon

Pro-Palestinian protesters appeared to clash with police outside the American Israel Public Affairs Committee headquarters in Manhattan on Friday afternoon

It was also seen how several protesters were arrested on the street by officers

It was also seen how several protesters were arrested on the street by officers

Police continued to try to control the crowd and push protesters back onto the sidewalk with little success

Police continued to try to control the crowd and push protesters back onto the sidewalk with little success

Police arrested several organizers including Nerdeen Kiswani for using a loudspeaker

Police arrested several organizers including Nerdeen Kiswani for using a loudspeaker

Signs reading ‘Save Gaza’, ‘Free Palestine’ and ‘End Genocide’ were held in the crowd.

Police continued to try to control the crowd and push protesters back onto the sidewalk with little success.

At one stage, officers arrested several of the organizers, including Nerdeen Kiswani, for using a loudspeaker.

The protesters then surrounded a white police van as they loaded the organizers into the back, in an attempt to prevent them from being taken away.

The protest blocked roads and sidewalks on Lexington Avenue in New York

The protest blocked roads and sidewalks on Lexington Avenue in New York

There were apparent clashes with police in Midtown Manhattan on Friday afternoon

There were apparent clashes with police in Midtown Manhattan on Friday afternoon

There was a large NYPD presence as protesters blocked the sidewalk on Third Avenue

There was a large NYPD presence as protesters blocked the sidewalk on Third Avenue

Four protesters were arrested outside the American Israel Public Affairs building in New York

Four protesters were arrested outside the American Israel Public Affairs building in New York

Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police officers - with at least four arrested - during a massive protest outside the American Israel Public Affairs Committee headquarters in New York City

Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police officers – with at least four arrested – during a massive protest outside the American Israel Public Affairs Committee headquarters in New York City

Traffic was seen backing up along the city street as police failed to move the crowds off the road

Traffic was seen backing up along the city street as police failed to move the crowds off the road

‘You are illegally obstructing vehicular traffic…if you refuse to use the pavement you will be charged with disorderly behaviour’, a police spokesman repeated.

Traffic was seen backing up along the city street as police failed to move the crowds off the road.

The organizer of the protest was arrested just before 5:00 p.m., Status Coup News reported.