Pro-Palestinian Mob Targets Grand Central Station During Riot

A pro-Palestinian mob rampaged through New York City on Friday night, tearing down American flags, vandalizing buildings, and ultimately trying to kick down a door at Grand Central Station.

The riot was part of a “flood Manhattan for Gaza” protest organized by pro-Palestine groups “Within Our Lifetime” and “The City University of New York for Palestine.” This is just the latest in a long line of unruly demonstrations in support of Palestine, and even in support of Hamas, following Hamas’ horrific attack on Israel on October 7 that left more than 1,400 Israelis dead.

Several photos and videos of the riot were shared to X, formerly known as Twitter, by New York Post reporter Steven Vargo. In one video, a group of rioters carrying Palestinian flags could be seen attempting to kick in the doors outside of Grand Central Station.

The violent and destructive actions of the pro-Palestine activists ultimately prompted law enforcement to temporarily shut down Grand Central Station.

Vargo also shared other images of the mob’s rampage through New York City, including a sticker placed on a Dior store in Manhattan by activists that read, “Resist Colonial Power By Any Means Necessary” — which follows many protesters justifying Hamas’ mass murder of Israelis as “resistance” against oppression.

Another image showed police protecting a Starbucks after activists left similar stickers on the windows and several reportedly shouted, “Burn down Starbucks.”

The pro-Palestine protesters were also seen harassing journalists, including screaming, “F— you Zionist pig” at a New York Daily News reporter. The mob also targeted the New York Times building, smearing fake blood on the doors.

They also targeted innocent Jewish bystanders, screaming obscenities at an Israel supporter until she sobbed.

“Cry, b—, cry!” they were heard yelling at the sobbing woman.

Other videos of the riot showed the activists scaling street posts and ripping down American flags and United Nations flags.

New York City Police reportedly warned a group blocking the road to move to the sidewalk or they would be arrested.

“You are unlawfully in the roadway. If you remain in the roadway and refuse to use the sidewalk, you will be placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct,” an NYPD officer said at one point during the night, according to Fox News.

Several people were arrested during the rampage, though police have not released the total number as of Saturday afternoon.