Violent clashes erupt between pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel protestors in Times Square

Video footage shows violent skirmishes.
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Pro-Palestinian protestors face off against Israel supporters and police in Times Square on May 20, 2021
Pro-Palestinian protestors face off against Israel supporters and police in Times Square on May 20, 2021
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Violent clashes erupted Thursday between pro-Israel and pro-Palestine protestors in New York City's Times Square.

Video footage shows violent skirmishes. The New York Post reported that police made multiple arrests and that people from the two factions mostly had left the area by 7:30 p.m.

Following more than a week of deadly conflict in the region, Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire on Thursday.