Weekly The Generation, Year 1, Issue 16
December 19, 2023
Actor Alec Baldwin unexpectedly showed up at a pro-Palestinian demonstration Monday in Manhattan, where he got into a heated confrontation with a protester before being escorted away by a number of NYPD officers.
It’s unclear what exactly led to the confrontation and how Baldwin came to be in the area. Baldwin’s appearance came minutes after several small scuffles between protesters and police.
In footage of the incident, Baldwin can be seen surrounded by demonstrators and law enforcement officers, speaking heatedly with another person, who is filming him.
“You work for Hollywood. Do you condemn Israel?” the person asks. Getting in the person’s face, Baldwin snaps back, “You’ve already got your mind made up… Because I’m in Hollywood? Well, you ask stupid questions. Ask me a smart question.” The New York Post reported that other demonstrators yelled at Baldwin, telling him to “shut [his] fucking mouth” and sneering at his “tanking” career. An insider familiar with the matter told The Messenger that the 65-year-old actor had been in the area “to teach an acting class” and had had no intention of attending the protest.
Source: CBS New York