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Anti-Israel Mob Shuts Down Massive NYC Newspaper Printing Plant in Terrifying Overnight Protest

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A swarm of anti-Israel protesters early Thursday targeted the New York Times printing facility in Queens and accused the centre of manufacturing “consent for genocide.” The protesters descended on the 300,000-square-foot printing hub in College Point — which also publishes the New York Post and is one of the largest in the US — shortly before 1 a.m.

Disrupting Newspaper Deliveries

The protesters littered the access road to the building with rocks and other debris to prevent trucks from collecting newspapers for morning delivery. They were carrying signs that read “Stop the presses. Free Palestine” and “Consent for genocide is manufactured here.” Besides The Post and the Times, the facility is responsible for printing the Wall Street Journal, Newsday, and USA Today.

Police Intervention and Dispersal

The protesters — many masked and wearing traditional Palestinian keffiyeh scarves — laid down on the ground linked together with tubes to create a human chain.

Police were called to the scene, and an officer spoke to the demonstrators through a bullhorn, saying, “If you choose to leave now, you may do so freely. If you refuse to leave, you’ll be subject to arrest for trespassing.” Cops managed to peacefully disperse the protesters by 3:30 a.m. The NYPD reported making no arrests at the scene.

Recent Protests and Arrests

The trucks were eventually able to gain access to the printing plant to pick up the newspapers.

Thursday’s protest comes a month after a group of anti-Israel agitators blocked traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge and in the Holland Tunnel and Queens-Midtown Tunnel during rush hours.

The February incident led to multiple arrests on charges of interfering with transportation and disorderly conduct. In early January, hundreds of demonstrators swarmed the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges, sawing chaos by snarling traffic.

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons

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