Breaking news from Channel 7 Eyewitness News: Grand Central Terminal has been temporarily closed due to thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters attempting to enter. These protesters have been marching around Midtown for several hours, starting at Columbus Circle at approximately 5:00 PM. Their main demand is a ceasefire in Gaza, among other issues. After making their way across Central Park South to Fifth Avenue, the protesters were blocked by New York police from marching down Fifth Avenue.
Consequently, they redirected their march to Park Avenue and eventually reached Times Square. For the second consecutive evening, the demonstrators gathered at the New York Times building, where some individuals threw red paint on the structure. Subsequently, they marched to Grand Central Terminal. Upon their arrival, the protesters encountered locked doors as officials closed various entrances in an attempt to keep them out. Several demonstrators resorted to kicking doors.
The authorities have communicated that no charges will be filed against those who voluntarily cease their actions and leave the premises. However, individuals who choose to remain on the roadway and refuse to utilize the sidewalk will be arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Although the NYPD did make some arrests, the exact number is currently unknown.
Presently, Grand Central Terminal is operating with limited service..