Palestinian supporters occupy lobby of NY Times, claiming its biased toward Israel

NEW YORK – Pro-Palestinian demonstrators occupy the lobby of The New York Times, accusing the media of betraying a bias toward Israel in its coverage of the war and demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Hundreds of protesters led by a group of media workers calling themselves “Writers Bloc” gather outside the publication’s Manhattan headquarters, with many of them entering the building’s atrium for a sit-in and vigil that lasts more than an hour.

It isn’t immediately clear if anyone was arrested during the sit-in. An email sent to New York Times staffers obtained by The Associated Press describes the protest as “peaceful.”

The sit-in follows a series of actions at high-profile locations in New York, including the Statue of Liberty and Grand Central Terminal, intended to bring attention to the growing death toll in Gaza.

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