At least 20 arrested during clash between Israeli, Palestinian protestors in NYC: Police

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
At least 20 arrested during NYC protest after Middle East cease-fire
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Tensions over the conflict in the Middle East boiled over to Times Square, where Israeli and Palestinian protestors clashed following the announcment of a cease-fire.

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- More than a dozen people were arrested during a clash between Israeli and Palestinian protestors in Manhattan Thursday.

NYPD officials say at least 20 people were arrested in connection to the protests in Times Square.

They say two commercial fireworks were thrown from a car near Midtown.

One person suffered a minor burn in the incident.

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An arson investigation is being led by Midtown North.

This comes as Israel and Hamas announced a cease-fire Thursday, ending a bruising 11-day war that caused widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip and brought life in much of Israel to a standstill.


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