Local and federal law enforcement agencies across the US are increasing patrols after a former Hamas leader called on supporters to unleash chaos in what is being called a ‘day of rage.’
In New York City, Morgan Stanley employees were allowed to remote work today as an “All Out For Palestine” rally in Times Square, near the bank’s headquarters, presents security risks, according to Bloomberg.
Google parent Alphabet Inc. employees in NYC were told they could stay home today, while a Jewish school in Queens instructed parents it would close today due to security risks.
NBC News said the New York Police Department ordered all officers to be on patrol today while providing enhanced security at cultural sites and houses of worship. Additional officers will be deployed to protest areas.
“New York City will do whatever it takes to keep our people safe,” New York Mayor Eric Adams (D) told reporters at a Thursday evening press conference.
Outside of Israel, NYC has the largest Jewish population, and already, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D) Democratic Socialists of America have held pro-Palestinian rallies in Times Square.