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Thousands of vehicles drove through Brooklyn and Manhattan for the Jews for Trump rally on Sunday afternoon.

 

Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before they were assaulted by protesters, as per abc7nynews:

“Videos shared on Twitter showed several protesters pelting the vehicles with eggs or stones, snatching flags and shouting insults. In one video showing physical fights between several people, police officers detain an unidentified man and protesters chant ‘let him go’. Another video showed a small group of people throwing objects from a Brooklyn highway overpass at vehicles bedecked with Trump flags.”

According to abc7ny.com, the Jews For Trump website states that “Sunday’s rally was intended to show solidarity with ‘the beleaguered Red Zone community,’ a reference to the coronavirus hot spots designated by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as areas where schools and nonessential businesses must close to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.”

Fox News reports that one family was “attacked with pepper spray” as they drove down Fifth Avenue in NYC “with the car windows down and Trump flags displayed.” A man in the car who “wished to remain anonymous” told the reporters that the “kids started crying and screaming and I jumped out of the car after I was peppered [sic] sprayed as well.” He also reported that the “attacker chased him down Fifth Avenue” until his “mother flagged down an officer and the suspect was arrested.” A total of 7 people were arrested.

WION News also reported that eggs were thrown at former Mayor Giuliani’s car as well as President Trump’s lawyers as they drove through Manhattan.

The rally may have been, in part, a response to the draconian restrictions and targeting the Jewish community has experienced in NYC over the past several weeks. The Jewish community has been vocal about the restrictions on religious freedoms. Communities have participated in mass mask burnings. In some cases, it appears police have targeted them,  “invading private homes of Orthodox Jews to crack down on Jewish gatherings.”

Boris Epshteyn, a 2020 advisor to the Trump Campaign and co-chair for Jewish Voices for Trump, organized the rally that culminated in Brooklyn’s Marine Park. IsraelNationalNews.com reports that “[w]hile most American Jews are expected to vote for Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate, in recent years, a majority of Orthodox Jews have voted for the Republican candidate. A recent poll conducted by Ami Magazine, which serves a largely Orthodox readership, found that 83% of Orthodox respondents plan to vote for Trump in the upcoming election, with just 13% planning to vote for Biden.” Mr. Epshteyn did not vote for President Trump in 2016 but the news site reports that he will vote for him this year.