Arrests Ensue as Pro-Palestinian Protesters Clash With Cops Near Famous Met Gala

New York police reportedly made dozens of arrests Monday while battling crowds of more than 1,000 anti-Israel protesters carrying Palestinian flags near the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Protesters reportedly vandalized the One Hundred Seventh Infantry World War I Memorial, where an American flag also was lit on fire, according to the New York Post.

The protesters started at Hunter College, where the Palestinian activist group “Within Our Lifetime” called for a “Day of Rage” protest to form and then march toward the museum.

“Disclose, divest, we will not stop, we will not rest,” the group of about 1,000 protesters chanted as they waved Palestinian flags.