What is Happening at Rockefeller Center?
Chaos is unfolding in midtown Manhattan, in New York City, as reports of thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters have gathered for the annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Event, attempting to disrupt the yearly tree lighting. Protesters have broken through barricades, flooding into the streets while fighting with the police. Police have deployed pepper spray and are working to contain the crowd, reports of multiple arrests have been made.
What is the NYPD Doing to Ensure Safety?
The NYPD is on high alert and has issued warnings to the public. They are working to contain the crowd and ensure the safety of everyone attending the ceremony. The NYPD has also released a list of street closures to help manage the crowds.
How Can You Stay Safe?
If you live in the area, please be aware of the potential risks and take precautions to stay safe. Avoid the area around Rockefeller Center until the situation is resolved. If you see something, say something. Report any suspicious activity to the NYPD.