BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) – A rally in support of Palestinians was held Thursday in front of the campus entrance at Brooklyn College.
The demonstration started at noon and was organized by the Brooklyn College Students for Justice in Palestine.
“This protest is in direct condemnation of the statement written by the President of Brooklyn College. We will show up on Thursday showing CUNY that its students stand with Palestine,” the group said in an Instagram post.
The student group asked demonstrators to bring kuffeyahs, flags and posters.
After the rally, demonstrators marched while carrying flags and posters with statements such as “Bombing children is not ‘self-defense,'” “Israel is an apartheid state that doesn’t value human life,” and “You will never erase Palestine.”
The event follows numerous protests in New York City from both sides of the conflict. The protests began following a terror attack in Israel by Hamas over the weekend. Israel then declared war against Hamas.
The war between Israel and Hamas is expected to escalate, according to the Associated Press. More than 2,500 people have been killed on both sides of the conflict, including at least 25 Americans.
Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.