The temperature in America rose as pro-Israel and pro-Hamas protesters took to the streets in multiple cities.
Both sides brawled in the streets of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and police struggled to keep them apart. Video showed punches being thrown and a woman hitting a man with an Israeli flag:
🚨BREAKING- huge street fight breaks out at pro-Israel rally i Fort Lauderdale. #Israel
Palestinian sympathizer stated,”We have already won” pic.twitter.com/J40XsgXfZf
— Javier Manjarres (@JavManjarres) October 8, 2023
Cops used pepper spray on the crowd as they fought amongst passing vehicles.
In San Francisco, dozens of officers kept the two sides apart as they shouted and chanted at each other:
— Betty Yu (@bett_yu) October 9, 2023
In the heart of Manhattan, New York, pro-Israel and pro-Hamas protesters jeered from both sides of a street in Times Square:
Reporting from Times Square pic.twitter.com/itOGjZG9MT
— Stuart Meissner (@StuartMeissner) October 8, 2023
They chanted “Free Free Palestine!” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!”, which are familiar calls to obliterate Israel.
Chants of “Free Free Palestine!” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” in Times Square. pic.twitter.com/T5LjNAUOkP
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 8, 2023
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Palestinian flags flew in Dearborn, Michigan, home of the largest population of Muslims outside of the Middle East:
The Palestinian flags are flying in Dearborn Michigan pic.twitter.com/8EALmz8A0d
— Joel Berry (@JoelWBerry) October 7, 2023