Hundreds of New Yorkers marched over the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday in a rally for Gaza. Demonstrators called for boycotting Israel and chanted for a free Palestine.
The video above was shot by the MTL Collective. It shows that as demonstrators streamed over the bridge, a huge Palestinian flag with the words “Boycott, Divest, Sanction” and “Gaza In Our Hearts” was flown off the side of the Manhattan Bridge, which can be seen from the Brooklyn Bridge. The unfurling of the flag attracted local media attention. Here’s a photo of the moment:
Gothamist reports that it hung on the bridge for at least 30 minutes.
The rally was organized by an ad-hoc coalition of New Yorkers who have planned a number of actions since the Israeli assault on Gaza began last month. Protest organizers sought to connect the war waged by Israel in Palestine to the war being waged by the NYPD against people of color.”