Anti-Israel protesters targeted actor Alec Baldwin Monday evening as the “30 Rock” star suddenly appeared during a protest as hundreds of agitators flooded into Penn Station and Grand Central Station during a fiery demonstration where they told Israel to “go to hell.”
Hundreds of protesters targeted the major Big Apple transit hubs with some lambasting Baldwin and his “tanking” career while shouting up harsh slogans against Israel and President Biden during the protest opposing Israel’s military campaign in Gaza against Hamas.
Baldwin was walking by the demonstration near West 29th Street when protesters spotted him and darted toward him, accusing him of supporting Israel.
A group berated Baldwin as cops stood between the group and the comedian, who was against a door.
Baldwin had no problem jawing back at them but was quickly met with the ire of the protesters.
“Shut your f—kig mouth, you have no f—king shame,” one man shouted back at Baldwin.
When he was asked if he condemned Israel, Baldwin replied, “No, I support peace for Gaza.”
“Go f— yourself,” the man yelled.
The confrontation ended when Baldwin was able to get through the door he was waiting in front of.
“Your career’s tanking by the way,” the man yelled as the door shut.
The back-and-forth came shortly after demonstrators found their way into Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station. Cops initially stymied their efforts to enter by putting up barricades around the entrances of the massive train station. Even genuine riders were turned away from some of the entrances.
As protesters circled outside Moynihan, an organizer urged their fellow protesters to “find a way in” and said, “We need to outrun these piggies” before hordes of demonstrators rushed the train hall.
They chanted “cease-fire now” while running through the hall.
Inconvenienced travelers stood by with suitcases as they waited for incoming trains.
Donna Pritchard, of Utica, said while she was concerned about not hearing when a train was arriving, the protest didn’t bother her.
“As long as it’s peaceful I’m good. I have a 4-hour delay on my train anyways so I have nothing better to do. As long as it’s peaceful I’m good.” Pritchard, 63, said.
After waving Palestinian flags and demonstrating in the middle of the hall, protesters made their way back into the street where at least one male was arrested on the corner of West 29th Street and 7th Avenue.
It was not immediately clear what led to the arrest.
Before protesters entered Penn, Nerdeen Kiswani, a Within Our Lifetime protest organizer, encouraged protesters to voice their support for Palestine on the city’s subway system.
“On the subway cars, we can make noise, we can be loud — you never know who you’ll educate that day,” she said.
“Any opportunity we get, whether it’s underground, above ground, at a protest, in the train, wherever we are we will make it known there’s a genocide being carried out with US-made weapons being paid for with our tax dollars.”
Earlier in the day, protesters entered the main hall at Grand Central Station as they chanted in support of Palestinians, according to NBC 4.
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Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Railroad both warned of “possible access restrictions” in and out of Grand Central because of demonstrations. The city’s emergency notification system also advised people to expect traffic delays near Grand Central and to use alternative routes.
Between rallies at Grand Central and Penn, protesters briefly descended outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal in the middle of 42nd Street.
“USA loves genocide” and “Zionism is terrorism,” were among the signs held up as demonstrators shouted, “Israel, go to hell” and “Joe Biden, what do you say? How many kids did you kill today?”
Pro-Palestinian protests have roiled Gotham over the last two months since Hamas terrorists killed 1,200 Israelis and kidnapped more than 200, leading the Jewish state to launch a military assault in Gaza.
Close to 20,000 Palestinians have been killed, according to the Hamas-backed Gaza Health Ministry.
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