Pro-Palestine and Pro-Israel Protesters Clash in Times Square

Supporters of Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrators clashed in Times Square, New York City, on May 20, just as a cease-fire was set to take effect between the Israeli military and Gaza militants, following 11 days of conflict in the region.

This footage, uploaded to Instagram by user Yankeestani, shows large crowds gathered waving Palestinian and Israeli flags amid a heavy police presence.

In a Tweet, the NYPD also instructed people to avoid “the area of 6th Avenue and 47th Street in Manhattan”, due to other protests there. Credit: Yankeestani via Storyful