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United States / 14-02-2017

Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupt Israel envoy's Columbia speech

Source: jpost

New York - Dozens of anti-Israel demonstrators protested and interrupted a speech by Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon at Columbia University in New York on Monday night.


Dozens of protesters outside the venue held Palestinian flags and placards bearing the slogans such as "racists not wanted" and "collective punishment is a crime."


"Danny Danon you can't hide, we charge you with genocide," they chanted as waitlisted guests for Danon's event stood in line, several bearing Israeli flags.


In addition, a group of chanting protesters interrupted the student event during which Danon addressed the crowd on Israel.


"We'll be free from the river to the sea, Palestine!" shouted a handful of demonstrators marching up stairs in the lecture hall.