Pro-Palestine protesters scale Bronx bridge during rally

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Pro-Palestine protesters scaled a Bronx bridge during a Memorial Day rally — as dozens more took to the streets, waving flags reading “Stop the ethnic cleansing” and clashing with cops.

Photos from the Monday demonstration show a handful of demonstrators standing on top of a bridge at White Plains Road and East Tremont Avenue, as the rest of the group gathered in support below.

The group then made its way through the Little Yemen neighborhood, chanting, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!,” video shows.

Protesters held various signs, including “Defend the Palestinians! For a Socialist Federation of the Middle East!,” “Stop US aid to Israel,” “Stop the zionist annexation” and “Stop the ethnic cleansing.”

One man was also seen standing on top of a stoplight at Morris Park Avenue, waving the Palestinian flag.

Protesters gathered on a bridge.
Pro-Palestine protesters gathered on the bridge as others scaled it.
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Protesters gathered on a bridge.
Protesters marched through the Little Yemen neighborhood in the Bronx.
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The NYPD could not immediately confirm how many arrests were made.

Video posted to Twitter by user Yousef NH shows several officers tackling a man to the ground.

“NYPD is arresting people protesting the arrests made during the pro Palestine protests last two weeks,” the caption said.

Protester waves a Palestinian flag.
One man stood on top of a stoplight at Morris Park Avenue, waving the Palestinian flag.
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Protesters marching and carrying signs.
Protesters chanted, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” while they marched.
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“Don’t hit him!” people can be heard yelling. “You’re gonna break his arm!”

Another video posted to YouTube by FreedomNewsTV shows dozens of protesters gathered outside the 41st Precinct in support of those arrested.

The protest came nine days after a May 21 cease-fire was brokered between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, following the 11-day conflict.

Protesters.
The NYPD did not confirm how many arrests were made during the Memorial Day rally.
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Protesters stand together in the street.
Protesters gathered outside the 41st Precinct in support of those arrested. 
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Hamas had fired over 4,000 rockets toward Israeli cities during the fighting, while Israeli warplanes struck some 1,000 targets in Gaza. Nearly 300 people were killed in the fighting, the vast majority of them Palestinians in Gaza.



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