Pro-Palestine marchers headed to UN headquarters
NEW YORK (AP) – Demonstrators are set to rally and march to United Nations headquarters in New York in protest of Israeli action against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
Organizers say they’re calling Saturday for the end to U.S. aid to Israel. The rally begins at 1 p.m. at Columbus Circle, followed by the march at 3 p.m.
A social media movement aimed at uniting Jews and Arabs is holding a silent protest and candlelight vigil in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near U.N. headquarters at 5 p.m.
Hundreds of Palestine supporters marched Aug. 1 and demonstrated in front of a midtown Manhattan office building after a 72-hour humanitarian cease fire broke down in Gaza.
Backers of the pro-Palestinian demonstrations say they’ll be rallying more frequently as the conflict continues.