Updated May 7, 2024 - Politics & Policy

NYPD arrests Gaza war protesters rallying near the Met Gala

NYPD officers arrest pro-Palestinian protester outside the 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" on May 6, 2024 in New York City.

New York Police Department officers arrest a pro-Palestinian protester outside the 2024 Met Gala: "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" in New York City on Monday. Photo: Noam Galai/GC Images

NYPD officers arrested several pro-Palestinian protesters near the Met Gala after hundreds marched across New York City on Monday.

The big picture: Pro-Palestinian activist group Within Our Lifetime had called for a "Day of Rage" demonstration against the Israel-Hamas war, starting from Hunter College, about 1.2 miles from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

State of play: A New York Police Department spokesperson said by phone early Tuesday that police officers took 27 people into custody in connection with the protest, but could not immediately give a breakdown of charges.

  • The NYPD put barricades up in the vicinity of the Met Gala and some Gaza war demonstrators were captured on video trying to pushing through them.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with comment from an NYPD spokesperson.

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