Protesters chant "Allahu Akbar" outside World Trade Center

This week, a large group of pro-Palestinian protesters gathered at the World Trade Center site in New York City, causing disruptions for holiday travelers. The protesters were heard shouting phrases such as "Allahu akbar" and "Free Palestine," while also holding signs accusing President Biden of genocide. It is worth noting that "Allahu akbar" means "God is great" in Arabic, but it has been used by terrorists during attacks.

This demonstration took place at the site where the 9/11 attacks occurred 22 years ago, during which nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. The timing and location of the protest stirred controversy due to the sensitivity surrounding the World Trade Center.

The protesters managed to shut down the entrance to the World Trade Center building, while others marched to City Hall and Zuccotti Park near Wall Street. The demonstration was part of a larger series of protests called "Flood NYC for Palestine," which have been taking place in the city and across the country since the Israel-Hamas war began in October.

Earlier in the week, pro-Palestinian protesters had carried blood-covered mock nativity scenes near Rockefeller Center, causing further tensions. Several arrests were made during these incidents, but it is unclear if any arrests were made at the recent protest near the World Trade Center.

The New York Police Department has not provided immediate comment regarding the protests. It is important to note that these events have sparked debate and controversy, as they intersect with sensitive topics such as terrorism, religious symbolism, and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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