New York – Thousands of protesters have packed the streets of Lower Manhattan, New York City, denouncing the US veto of a UN Security Council resolution on a permanent ceasefire in Gaza where the Israeli regime has been pressing ahead with an air and ground campaign over the past weeks.
The protesters came out on Friday afternoon as the US vetoed the resolution, according to The New York Times.
“I think it’s absolutely appalling that the US vetoed a ceasefire,” the NYT quoted a protester as saying.
While chanting “Free Palestine”, the demonstrators called for an end to their country’s financial and military support of the Israeli regime.
The rally was dubbed “Shut Down Wall Street”, according to the newspaper, with the demonstrators gathering outside a number of prominent landmarks in New York, including City Hall and Wall Street.
The protest was the latest in demonstrations held across the United States against the Israeli regime ever since it launched its war against Palestinians in Gaza on October 7.
On Friday, the US vetoed the Security Council resolution despite the fact that it had been backed by the UN chief as well as most members of the council amid growing concerns over the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The resolution had been presented by the UAE.