A crowd of pro-Palestinian activists staged a protest and took over a Fox News building lobby in New York City on Friday, leading to at least 16 individuals being arrested by the New York City Police Department.
According to NBC News, protesters shouted, “Fox News, Fox News, you can’t hide, your lies cover up genocide.” The New York City Police Department confirmed to NBC News that at least 16 people had been arrested in relation to Friday’s protest at Fox News’ NewsCorp lobby.
Video footage of the incident shows protesters in the lobby of the Fox News building repeatedly chanting accusations against the news organization, the United States, and Israel. Video footage also shows protesters holding Palestinian flags and a banner that read, “Fox News’ Lies Cover Up Genocide.”
The left-wing ANSWER Coalition tweeted that activists were “staging massive disruption at the NYC HQ of the corporation that owns Fox News to protest its propaganda to justify Israel’s massacre of Palestinians.”
The Party for Socialism and Liberation also tweeted a video of Friday’s protest, claiming, “FOX News is one of the most enthusiastic justifiers of genocide. It’s time we shut them down.”
According to The Hill, while the ANSWER Coalition claimed that “hundreds” of protesters had gathered inside the NewsCorp lobby to protest against Fox News and demand a cease-fire in the Middle East, a spokesperson for the New York Police Department indicated that there had been roughly 30 protesters in the lobby.
Since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas last month after the devastating attacks against Israel by Hamas terrorists, multiple pro-Palestinian protests have been held across the United States, as well as in other countries throughout the world.
According to Just the News, prior to Friday’s protest in New York City, the most recent pro-Palestinian protests in the United States had taken place Wednesday evening in Washington, D.C., outside of the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters and on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Thursday morning.