Fights Erupt During ‘Jews for Trump’ Rally in Manhattan

Two men fight as clashes erupt between supporters of President Donald Trump and anti-Trump protesters in Times Square in New York on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Dave Sanders/The New York Times)
Two men fight as clashes erupt between supporters of President Donald Trump and anti-Trump protesters. Source: The New York Times
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Daily US Times: Political tensions over the November 3 election escalated from a rally of ‘Jews for Trump’ on New York City’s Manhattan on Sunday, as supporters of President Trump clashed with counterprotesters during a day of demonstrations.

Police said, eleven people were arrested during a face to face encounter between opposing sides in Manhattan, where Rudy Giuliani, the city’s former mayor and the president’s personal lawyer, encountered protesters targeting a caravan of cars organized by a group that identifies itself as Jews for Trump. All have been released, according to police, except for a 36-year-old man who threw eggs in the faces of two police officers.

In one video, Rudy Giuliani could be seen in the passenger side of a vehicle with the window rolled down as anti-Trump protesters screamed at him.

The President’s personal lawyer said in an interview that he had encountered the caravan and the protesters while driving down Fifth Avenue after taping his radio show.

“This group of foul-mouthed people who don’t seem to have a vocabulary beyond three words, or these very nice Jewish people who are driving in the car and not saying anything back and not doing anything other than exercising their right to say they’re for Donald Trump,” Guliani said.

The pro-Trump caravan passed through New York’s Times Square, where it converged with a group of anti-Trump protesters who had marched from Brooklyn, according to police. Counterprotesters then blocked the cars in the convoy and some drivers got out of their cars to confront the anti-Trump demonstrators.

According to videos posted online, the two sides hurled political slurs — calling each other “anarchists” and “fascists”— traded blows, and fought over the Trump supporters’ flags before police broke them apart.

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