Anti-Israel protesters occupy NYT building

Lazy eyes listen


On Thursday, a large crowd swarmed the New York Times headquarters to protest the newspaper’s coverage of the Israel-Hamas conflict, barging into the building and briefly occupying its lobby.

Around 4 p.m., the protest began at the New York Public Library in Midtown before moving on to the NYT office. Hundreds of activists marched, many carrying Palestinian flags and signs with anti-Israel slogans.

According to the New York Post, protesters also criticised Washington’s staunch support for Israel, with some accusing President Joe Biden of “supporting genocide” against Palestinians in Gaza.

At one point, protesters distributed mock issues of the New York Times dubbed “the New York Crimes,” which claimed the publication had “blood…on its hands” for “inciting enthusiasm for war.” It went on to name dozens of journalists killed in the most recent round of violence, with the parody headline “We killed our colleagues.”

“We will continue holding the New York Times to account… for inciting genocide!” protesters were heard chanting. “Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for the New York Times!”

Sometime near the tail end of the protest, which disbanded around 6pm, a NYPD police cruiser was vandalized, with its back window smashed out and slogans scrawled on the vehicle with spray paint, including the words “Free Gaza.” Police reported no arrests during the action, however.