Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters gather on 5th Avenue in attempt to disrupt Christmas shopping

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
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MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Hundreds marched through 5th Avenue for a pro-Palestinian protest Saturday.

Social media posts promoting the protest shared messages like "no Christmas as usual," and it appears as though the protestors are attempting to disrupt Christmas shoppers.

The demonstrators started around 1 p.m. at 5th Avenue and 59th Street.

Pro-Israel counter protestors gathered in Midtown in response.

No arrests have been made in connection to the protest.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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