Even in NYC these people think there are no repercussions for their repulsive actions. (hat tip honestly)
NEW YORK (CNN) — At least nine protesters were arrested in a pro-Palestinian rally in New York that injured seven police officers, authorities said.
The extent of injuries varied from minor to serious, New York police said. Two officers sustained head injuries.
Detective Cheryl Crispin said the protesters taken into custody faced charges ranging from disorderly conduct to reckless endangerment.
In a statement, the NYPD said the officers were injured when trying to break up a fight between two demonstrators.
The demonstrators had gathered on Manhattan’s West Side on Sunday afternoon to protest the Israeli incursion in Gaza.
I just heard about call from a friend who was attacked after the rally, near her house, by a pack of Muslims. She was carrying an Israeli and an American flag. She is writing up the details now and I will post them here. We are very concerned about this, both in itself and as a sign of escalating violence.
Here is her account [emphasis mine]:
"After walking home from the 42 Street & 7th Avenue Pro-Israel rally, I watched the Muslim rally participants march up 8th Avenue closely controlled by many NYC police to keep them moving along. Even so, it appeared that many of the young men and women were eyeing the bystanders on the sidewalk in threatening ways almost challenging someone to disagree with their Death to Israel and God Bless Hitler chants.
I went back to my apartment where I met my boyfriend who had also just returned from the second Pro Israel rally on 39th Street & 7th Avenue. We walked outside the building and across a major midtown avenue on the West Side to buy some groceries. He was still carrying the Israeli flag and we were both wearing baseball caps with the American flag and USA on the brims. A large number of Muslims were milling around since it seems that their rally had reached its end point and was dispersing. Six Muslim men were being photographed with posters with the words, "Praise Hamas and Hezbollah, Reopen the Ovens" and were taking photos of themselves and their posters. Seeing us with the Israel flag, they began screaming, "You're assholes, Kill the Jews, We are going to kill you, This is OUR country," etc.
We went into the corner deli and they began banging on the window and stood outside in a very threatening mob waiting for us to leave. I heard one man say, "She is a female" - very observant. I don't know what this was suppose to signal to his fellow terrorists. When we left the deli a mob of the original Muslims and others who joined them came up to us screaming death to the Jews, and one man around 19/20 years old ran up and with force and hatred threw an egg into my friend's eye. This may not seem like much but I am sure the intent was for the egg shells to be lodged in his eye. The egg was not thrown from afar against his coat but was thrown like a rock would be - to inflict as much harm as possible. The assailant then grabbed our Israeli flag, threw it to the ground, and was spitting on it and wiping his feet on it. When we asked a traffic cop to make an arrest, the assailant ran away down the block but the traffic agent did not answer us nor did he call 911. He passively stood by doing NOTHING.
Two people standing on the street took photos of our attack and said they would email us with the photos to identity the criminals. We then walked back across the street to our building and were followed by a pack of Muslims - about 8 or 10 - who continued to threaten, mock and scream at us. They seemed surprised at our ferocious counter verbal attack. However, they came right within 6 inches of us saying they would kill us. One of the men was about to attack me when my boyfriend saw the assault about to begin and said, "If you touch her, I swear I'll kill you." At that point the original traffic control cop came over and a second traffic agent joined him and forced the crowd to disperse. They asked us to go into the apartment building lobby which we did.
We immediately called the police and asked to make a police report. Two NYC policemen came to the apartment about an hour later hour and took the information. They were very courteous and said they will file the report and a detective is to contact us tomorrow. They apologized for taking so long to come by but explained that there were many incidents of a similar nature that were taking place as the Muslim rally broke up. They also shared that 2 NYC police officers had been attacked at the rally and that the Muslims are 'out of control.'
Without the photos, it will be near impossible to find the Muslims involved. Even with the photos, I am not sure if the police can find the assailant or make an arrest. I am told by an attorney friend, that just the act of following and threatening is a crime in and of itself. Whatever it takes, we'll take it as far as possible to prosecute.
Any ideas as how to pursue this would be welcome. This attack could happen to anyone. This attack happened in midtown Manhattan, a major American city on a Sunday afternoon. Our country is under attack from within. We need to do much more than attend rallies."
Btw, just to clarify something, she and her boyfriend are not Jewish.
I left my camera in the cab and lost my pictures from the rally from hell, people. One of my readers sent me a camera replacement contribution - thanks munster, good man.
UPDATE: The Urban Grind has great shots here.
UPDATE: The Silent Majority has the counter protest here. More documentation of the police preference to the Muslim hordes. They bully the Israel supporters because they can, and they handle the belligerent, thuggish Muslims (and the leftards) with kid gloves. Perhaps it's the CAIR sensitivity training:
The soc-commie-leftie-“palis” are always surrounded by their legal-beagles and we KNOW Bloomberg has used CAIR to instruct the police to be ‘sensitive’ to the muslims so we seem to be not as equal as some… Of course the police can’t herd the leftists the way they can law-abiding Americans so we lose in the PR-‘war’ of using the public streets to spread our message. The leftists saturate every sidewalk and every corner…every crosswalk… with themselves and their signs and their SOUND blasts for blocks!! (how far is a sound system permitted to blast?) At any rate, just try to counter that insanity. Nope. We aren’t even permitted to walk around with flyers. Everything we attempt: taking pictures, passing out flyers, walking, standing, pausing…we are harassed by the police into enclosures far awaywhile their lies are being BLASTED all over Times Square.(Note: we had four photographers on-the-street who were stopped from taking pictures(again) and one photorapher even had her camera taken from her briefly by an officer. WHY when she was breaking no laws.)
We are bullied because we still respect the police but, do the police respect US? that seems doubtful. Anyone who remembers the very successful protest at the NY Times a few years ago knows that the police permitted the opposition to stand directly across from us blasting whistles very loudly and without pause. It was disgusting. Yet, today in New York City we can’t even hand-out flyers or take pictures!
Now, to the good part. Today, we took the police completely by surprise. (that’s what we intended) We had many wonderful patriots on our side carrying flags and signs around Times Square until the police simply shoved us in to a dark hole on 38th street (behind a bus-shelter!!) But, until then: We did GOOD!
The ‘palis’ and friends kept walking everywhere with their flags, with their signs and with their commie-papers while the police just stood around and did nothing to them. At one point, I managed as did a couple of others in our group, to create enough commotion around a few of the ‘pali-leftists’ that they were forced into their enclosures (even if only temporarily).
Remember the ‘palis’ walking around on the sidewalks were left alone to walk around by the police and even though we were technically penned-in, we have quite a few of our patriots also walking around. The police didn’t like the ‘palis’ yelling at us at one point. Guess that’s why we got moved to the blind side of the bus-shelter.Even so we had a great day.
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