Brawl erupts at ‘Jews for Trump’ event in NYC

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Oct 26, 2020 | News | Politics | International
Brawl erupts at ‘Jews for Trump’ event in NYC

Israel Hayom via JNS)
By Daniel Cohen

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani among those attacked during a Trump campaign event in Manhattan • Seven protesters arrested.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was attacked by a mob of anti-Trump activists on Sunday during a pro-Trump rally in Manhattan.

According to reports, members of the far-left Antifa movement gathered at the corner of 5th Avenue and 59th Street to protest the “Jews for Trump” caravan passing through the city.

Videos posted on social media show Antifa protesters hurling epithets at the caravan, with some directing their vitriol at the former mayor. “F*** you, Rudy,” one man screamed.

Other protesters were seen throwing eggs at the caravan, including Giuliani’s vehicle, while one person was filmed ripping a pro-police “Back the Blue” flag from one of the vehicles in the caravan.

Far-left demonstrators were also filmed accosting Trump supporters in Times Square, where they splashed paint on vehicles from the caravan, while fistfights broke out between the two sides.

Some 1,000 vehicles organized by the “Jews for Trump” movement set out from Monsey, Flatbush, Boro Park and Manhattan Sunday, driving through the city for a rally in Marine Park.

Attacks on the convoy were reported in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

In one incident, a woman pepper-sprayed a Jewish family driving with the convoy. New York Police officers arrested seven suspects.

This article first appeared in Israel Hayom.

Caption: Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to supporters at an immigration policy speech hosted by Donald Trump at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, Aug. 31, 2016.
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.


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