Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:3AM
Police officers in New York City have arrested 50 people who were protesting against war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza.
Nearly 150 protesters gathered in front of the Israeli mission to the United Nations on Tuesday. The protest was organized by professor and author Norman Finkelstein.
“I don’t believe in individual acts of martyrdom,” Finkelstein wrote on his website on Monday. “It’s got to be a collective action. If one hundred people either sign up to get arrested or to be there in solidarity, I’ll be there too.”
Finkelstein said the reason why he organized the event was frustration, “sitting in front of the computer 20 days, 21 days, and not feeling I’m doing enough, not rising to the occasion, not commensurate with the magnitude of the horror in Gaza. So I just decided on the spur of the moment, let’s do something.”