Hundreds of Agitators Swarm Chuck Schumer’s House in Chaotic Scene

Hundreds of Agitators Swarm Chuck Schumer’s House in Chaotic Scene

Over 100 protesters, including many of Jewish descent, were arrested outside the residence of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in New York City on Tuesday night.

On the second day of Passover, hundreds, possibly thousands, of individuals identifying as Jewish gathered in Schumer's Brooklyn neighborhood for a demonstration dubbed "Seder in the Streets," as reported by the New York Post.

At Grand Army Plaza, protesters demanded an end to U.S. military aid to Israel amidst its ongoing conflict with Hamas, an Islamist group, now in its seventh consecutive month since the devastating terror attacks in Gaza that claimed over 1,200 Israeli lives last October.

Footage from various sources on social media platforms indicated that the organized protest commenced around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Participants sported shirts emblazoned with "CEASEFIRE NOW," while some wielded placards bearing the message "STOP FUNDING GENOCIDE."

A banner laid out on the ground proclaimed, "JEWS SAY STOP ARMING ISRAEL – NO ONE IS FREE UNTIL EVERYONE IS FREE."

Subsequently, protesters began obstructing traffic, prompting police intervention, as per reports from the New York Post.

A video shared online depicted chants of "Ceasefire now!" erupting as law enforcement officers initiated arrests.

Other protesters were heard shouting, "Let Gaza live!"

As of early Wednesday, the New York Police Department had not disclosed the exact number of arrests, although the New York Post stated that at least 100 individuals were apprehended.

Jewish Voice for Peace NYC, the organization allegedly behind the protest at Schumer's residence, explained in a detailed thread on social media that the demonstration was a reaction to the Senate's approval of a $95 billion foreign aid package earlier that day.

Of the allocated funds for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, CNN reported that a total of $26 billion would support the Israeli military and Palestinians in Gaza, with approximately $17 billion designated for Israel.

President Joe Biden pledged to sign the bill, a compilation of House-passed legislation from the previous Saturday, on Wednesday morning.

In a statement, Biden asserted, "This critical legislation will make our nation and world more secure as we support our friends who are defending themselves against terrorists like Hamas and tyrants like Putin."

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