Weekly The Generation, Year 1, Issue 17
December 26, 2023
Midtown, Manhattan: Several people were arrested after hundreds of pro-Palestinian protestors crowded Midtown on Christmas Day, police say.
The exact number of arrests was not made immediately available.
According to police, one officer sustained minor injuries during the protest. The demonstration began at the News Corporation Building on 6th Avenue around 2 p.m.
Organizers posted a call for action online as Christmas services in Bethlehem were suspended because of the war. Video posted on Citizen App showed protestors marching along 5th Avenue with flags and signage. Half a world away, the fighting in Gaza is as intense as ever. Monday, Israel leveled an entire neighborhood in Central Gaza. Hamas claims there were more than 100 people killed in the attack.
About 40 miles away from the attack, Christmas festivities were canceled in Bethlehem this year, the Holy Land shrouded in sorrow.
In the biblical birthplace of Jesus, Manger Square was empty on Christmas Day. The Pope decried what he called an appalling harvest of innocent civilian lives.
Source: ABC News