NYC protesters wave terror group flags, call for intifada outside Nova massacre exhibit

Demonstrators light flares, carry signs glorifying October 7 Hamas attack and chant slogans justifying killing Israeli civilians as part of ‘Day of Rage for Gaza’ in Manhattan

Anti-Israel protesters demonstrate outside the Supernova music festival exhibit in New York City, June 10, 2024. (Social media/X. Used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

Anti-Israel protesters waved flags of terror groups and chanted slogans championing attacks on Israeli civilians during a chaotic demonstration outside an exhibit on the Nova festival massacre in New York City Monday.

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 has been set up since April.

“Long live the intifada,” protesters could be heard chanting in video from the demonstration. “Resistance is justified where people are occupied.”

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.”

Protesters also held marches in other parts of Manhattan, chanting pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel slogans, and in some cases expressing overtly antisemitic views.

No arrests were reported but six people received summonses for disorderly conduct and jumping turnstiles on the subway, The New York Post reported.

In one video shared online, police and protesters are seen getting in a shoving match as one person is detained.

Over 360 people were killed at the Nova music festival in southern Israel on October 7 as Hamas terrorists rampaged through the outdoor rave, mowing down festival-goers, torturing and raping victims and carrying out other atrocities. Many of those taken hostage in Gaza had been at the music festival.

Named “6:29 am, The Moment Music Stood Still,” the Wall Street exhibit recreates the events of October 7 at the music festival and the aftermath using objects that were left at the scene and footage taken both from security cameras at the scene and footage created by the terrorists.

It was originally planned to be open for four weeks but was extended and scheduled to be closed on June 16. However, in light of Monday’s protest, the exhibition’s organizers announced that it would remain open until June 22.

The protests drew wide condemnation, including from music producer Scooter Braun, who helped organize the Nova exhibit.

“I don’t understand why protesting a memorial for innocent music lovers who were raped and butchered and kidnapped helps,” he wrote on Instagram.

Congressman Ritchie Torres wrote on Twitter that the protesters were “bigots.”

Some 1,200 people were killed on October 7 when the Palestinian terror group Hamas led a massive cross-border attack in which terrorists murdered some 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and took 251 hostages.

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