Protesters stick themselves to the parade route.
A Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade was temporarily halted after about 30 pro-Palestinian protesters ran into the street and clung to the pavement of the parade route in New York City.
As the protesters marched along Sixth Avenue, a few of them jumped the barricades and ran into the street at 49th Street.
In videos posted online, protesters can be seen demonstrating on Sixth Avenue near 34th Street.
“No more nickels, no more coins, no more money for Israel’s crimes,” they chanted, “Free Palestine.” They carried Palestinian flags and placards reading “Genocide Then, Genocide Now”.
Protesters are then heard shouting, “Viva, Viva Palestine”.
Officials said the protesters were arrested.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden called to express their gratitude for the march and urged Americans to “come together.”
“We need to remind ourselves how privileged we are to live in the greatest nation on the face of the earth,” the president said. “Gathering together today, we give thanks to this country we call home. And thanks to all the firefighters, police officers, first responders and our troops, some of whom are stationed overseas.”
The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in 1927. It has been a holiday tradition ever since.