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27 anti-Israel protesters arrested in latest NYC unrest near Met Gala, including bartender who heckled Jewish patron

More than two dozen anti-Israel protesters have been arrested in a single day in the latest unrest to plague the Big Apple, including a serial demonstrator and Brooklyn bartender who as soon as allegedly refused to serve a Jewish patron.

At least 27 individuals have been cuffed as demonstrations near the star-studded Met Gala on the Upper East Side descended into chaos Monday night ending with a mob vandalizing a World War I memorial in Central Park and burning an American flag, cops stated.

Among these nabbed was repeat offender Alvin Dan, 32, of Staten Island, who was one of many pro-Palestine protesters busted for disrupting final yr’s iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, based on police sources.

At least 27 people were cuffed as demonstrations near the star-studded Met Gala on the Upper East Side descended into chaos Monday evening.
At least 27 individuals have been cuffed as demonstrations near the star-studded Met Gala on the Upper East Side descended into chaos Monday night. Jack Morphet/NY Post

Dan was additionally accused of harassing a conservative Jewish journalist out of the Bedford-Stuyvesant bar the place he labored in April final yr due to the patron’s Zionist views, a lawsuit alleged on the time.

The serial anti-Israel protester was slapped with a resisting arrest cost and reduce unfastened on a desk look ticket following Monday’s unrest, police sources stated.

Four others, too, got desk look tickets on felony trespass and resisting arrest costs, whereas 21 have been launched on summonses.

Meanwhile, Leila Nouri, 21, was hit with a felony assault and resisting cost, the sources stated.

The chaos erupted after a mob of more than 1,000 protesters tried to descend on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Met Gala as part of a “Day of Rage” protest.
The chaos erupted after a mob of greater than 1,000 protesters tried to descend on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Met Gala as a part of a “Day of Rage” protest. James Keivom
The arrested protesters were cuffed in the vicinity of Madison Ave and East 83rd Street after marching from CUNY’s Hunter College.
The arrested protesters have been cuffed in the neighborhood of Madison Ave and East 83rd Street after marching from CUNY’s Hunter College. James Keivom

The chaos erupted after a mob of greater than 1,000 protesters tried to descend on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Met Gala as a part of a “Day of Rage” protest organized by the Palestinian activist group Within Our Lifetime.

The arrested protesters have been cuffed in the neighborhood of Madison Avenue and East 83rd Street after marching from CUNY’s Hunter College, sources stated.

After being blocked by cops and diverted in the direction of Central Park, anarchists desecrated the WWI 107th Infantry Memorial, torched the US flag and vandalized a Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman monument in Grand Army Plaza.

Anarchists desecrated the WWI 107th Infantry Memorial, torched the US flag and vandalized a Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman monument in Grand Army Plaza.
Anarchists desecrated the WWI 107th Infantry Memorial, torched the US flag and vandalized a Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman monument in Grand Army Plaza. James Keivom

The protesters scrawled “Gaza” in giant black letters throughout the monuments and plastered the statues with stickers of the Palestinian flag that learn “Stop the Genocide. End the apartheid. Free Palestine.” 

“Let me be clear – this is unacceptable behavior that will not be tolerated,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner, Operations Kaz Daughtry tweeted of the (*27*)

“We will leave no stone unturned until the perpetrators are brought to justice. Vandalizing a memorial, a symbol of remembrance and honor, is not only an act of criminal mischief but also a disrespect to the sacrifices of those who served our country.

“Let this serve as a warning to anyone who dares to deface our city’s landmarks – there will be consequences,” he added.

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