OAN’s Taylor Tinsley
4:03 PM – Monday, January 8, 2023
325 pro-Palestinian protesters were arrested after blocking three bridges and a tunnel in New York City.
Authorities arrested over 300 people on Monday for blocking lanes bound for New Jersey on the Holland Tunnel, along with blocking traffic on the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges.
Police said most of those arrested will face misdemeanor charges with a desk appearance ticket.
“We’re hoping that with this action we can inspire others to keep agitating, keep escalating and keep disrupting until we have shown that we will not stop until the U.S. supports a permanent ceasefire,” one activist said.
When speaking about the protests later on Monday, Mayor Eric Adams (D-N.Y.) said the right to protest does not give people the right to block bridges.
“The goal is to peacefully protest without doing major disruption to the city, some people are not just driving to and from, across our bridges to go to their place of employment, some of them are dealing with some real emergency type issues,” Adams said.
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