Wagswoofs – On Christmas Day, a chaotic march through Manhattan resulted in the arrest of six pro-Palestinian protesters. The participants, numbering in the hundreds, carried a Nativity scene painted in blood-red and chanted that Christmas had been “canceled.”
Protesters filled the streets of Midtown Manhattan after gathering in front of the News Corp headquarters on Sixth Avenue, where The Post, Fox News, and the Wall Street Journal are located. The tense situation escalated when clashes erupted between the protesters and the police. The confrontation began at around 2 p.m., and as the evening wore on, the demonstrators slowly made their way towards Union Square, causing further unrest.
The protest caused chaos on the streets and dampened the festive atmosphere in New York City. As a result, authorities apprehended six individuals, aged between 18 and 50, for various offenses including graffiti and menacing. Thankfully, the majority of them were issued desk appearance tickets and subsequently released.
Cisse Muktar, an 18-year-old resident of the Bronx, has been charged with several offenses, including menacing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and obstructing governmental administration. He is set to be arraigned later today in Manhattan Criminal Court.
A 19-year-old named Bah Safiatou, hailing from the Bronx, was apprehended for allegedly engaging in graffiti, causing criminal damage, and exhibiting disorderly conduct.
Elder Mohammed, aged 50, and his family member, Adam Elder Mohammed, aged 24, both hailing from Brooklyn, have been charged with one count each of resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, and disorderly conduct.
Jayda Torres, a 23-year-old resident of Brooklyn, was taken into custody on charges of engaging in the act of graffiti-making and committing criminal mischief.
Safiatou, Torres, and both Elders were released after receiving desk appearance tickets.
A 26-year-old man, whose identity has not been disclosed, has been apprehended and accused of disorderly conduct. He was subsequently released with a criminal court summons.
The arrests marked the end of a chaotic rampage by around 500 demonstrators who were waving Palestinian flags and holding signs with provocative messages denouncing the conflict between Israel and Hamas. One of the signs read, “While you’re shopping, bombs are dropping.”
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Some protesters were observed stepping on the Israeli flag, while others engaged in various acts of defiance.