Pro-Palestine protesters disrupt Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Several individuals were taken into custody.

Pro-Palestine protesters temporarily interrupted Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday morning, donning white jumpsuits and appearing to glue themselves to the pavement to call attention to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

The protestors demonstrated along Sixth Avenue and held banners that read “Free Palestine” and “Liberation for Palestine and Planet,” according to footage captured by Fox 5 and Newsday, among other outlets. Their jumpsuits had “colonialism,” “capitalism,” and “racism” written on them.

The New York Police Department couldn’t confirm how many protesters were involved, but told EW that several individuals were taken into custody.

<p>John Lamparski/WireImage</p> Palestinian supporters demonstrate outside of Fox studios during the 97th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

John Lamparski/WireImage

Palestinian supporters demonstrate outside of Fox studios during the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Climate coalition Seven Circles Alliance has claimed responsibility for the demonstrations, citing the need to “bring attention to the ongoing ethnic cleansing and genocide of Palestinians” in a video shared on Instagram. “Confronting the issues of capitalism, along with colonialism and imperialism, head-on is urgently required by environmental and social justice groups, as well as everything in between,” they said.

During the broadcast, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden dialed in to chat with Al Roker and urged viewers to “come together” this holiday season. “We can have different political views, but we have one view: the one view is we’re the greatest nation in the world,” the president said. “We should focus on that, and we should focus on dealing with our problems and being together, and stop the rancor.”

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