New York mayor denounces waving of Hamas, Hezbollah flags at Nova protest: ‘That is pure antisemitism’

New York Mayor Eric Adams denounces anti-Israel protesters who waved flags of terror groups and chanted slogans championing attacks on Israeli civilians during a chaotic demonstration in New York City yesterday.

“Any New Yorker who stands for peace cannot stand next to those waving Hamas and Hezbollah flags, especially at an exhibit commemorating the victims of the Nova Music Festival massacre,” he writes in a post on X. “That is pure antisemitism.”

Organized by the pro-Palestinian group Within Our Lifetime, the demonstration was dubbed “A Day of Rage for Gaza” and began with a rally at Union Square before participants headed to Wall Street where the exhibit on the Nova festival massacre has been set up since April.

Protesters set off flares, flew flags of Hamas’s armed al-Qassam Brigades terror wing and of the Hezbollah terror group, and carried banners with slogans such as “Long live October 7” and “The Zionists are not Jews and not humans.”

“The NYPD has overseen thousands of peaceful protests, but it is our duty to arrest anyone who breaks the law. New Yorkers will always be safe here,” Adams writes.

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