- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 21, 2014

A giant Palestinian flag that read “Boycott, Divest, Sanction” was unfurled Wednesday from the Manhattan Bridge as pro-Palestinian activists marched into New York City protesting Israel’s actions in Gaza.

The banner was revealed Wednesday evening from the south edge of the Manhattan Bridge while about 500 pro-Palestinian protesters marched on the adjacent Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan, the New York Daily News reported.

The flag supported the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement  and also reportedly bore the words “Gaza in our hearts.”

The movement is a global campaign that seeks to cut Israel off “until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights.”

Police removed the flag and were investigating to determine who displayed it. No arrests were reported, the Daily News said.

Organizers of the Brooklyn Bridge march denied knowing who was responsible.

“I had no idea. They obviously knew we were marching,” said Nastaran Mohit, 31, an organizer for New York Solidarity with Palestine, who called the banner “a beautiful thing.”

The incident comes a month after two white flags were mysteriously put in place of American flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge.

No arrests have been made in that case, angering NYPD anti-terrorism officials, the Daily News reported.



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