Anti-Israel Protesters Wave Hezbollah Banner, Set American Flags On Fire In NYC

Protesters shout slogans during a Pro-Palestinian demonstration calling for economic blockade and demanding a cease-fire on the Israel Palestinian conflict outside The New York Stock Exchange on Monday, April 15, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Anti-Israel protesters in Manhattan waved the yellow-and-green banner of Hezbollah and proclaimed their “love” for the Iran-backed terrorist organization – as others set US flags on fire and chanted “death to America” during Monday’s day of unrest.

Videos taken during the downtown protest show at least one masked activist proudly displaying Hezbollah’s flag emblazoned with the image of an assault rifle and the words: “The Islamic Resistance in Lebanon.”

“Why are you supporting this? This is terrorism!” outraged conservative activist Laura Loomer told the protester of the murderous group — which the US says was behind the 1983 suicide bombing of American military barracks in Beirut that killed 241 service members, mostly Marines.

An NYPD officer tried to put some distance between the marchers and counterprotesters including Loomer, a Donald Trump ally who was in Manhattan on Monday for the first day of the ex-president’s hush-money trial.

Loomer, wearing a pro-Trump t-shirt and accompanied by an aide, protested, “That is a terrorist flag!”

Several female activists then ganged up on Loomer, making fun of her appearance and telling her, “Kill yourself!” but she would not back down.  “I don’t give a f–k. … You’re supporting Hezbollah, which is a terrorist organization,” Loomer said.

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