At John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, a group of pro-Hamas protesters have blocked multiple roads leading to the airport at one of the busiest times of travel annually.
This protest has caused notable delays in traffic and has resulted in a stressful experience for travelers returning from holiday vacations.
The Port Authority Police are actively responding to the situation with arrests being made; however, some travelers are attempting to bypass blockades by walking with their luggage to make their flights on time.
On Saturday, the extremist group targeted O’Hare International Airport in Chicago; however, no arrests were reported.
A nearly 100-car caravan organized by the US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) disrupted traffic on I-190 and Manheim Road to advocate for Palestine.
The caravan first stopped at Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s home in Evanston, then visited U.S. Senator Dick Durbin’s home in Chicago, where Durbin addressed protesters and promised to do more.
The group’s action temporarily shut down both sides of I-190 near O’Hare International Airport in order to bring attention to their cause.
Pro-Palestinian Protesters block highway near O'Hare International Airport during afternoon traffic on the Christmas travel weekend … 12-23-23 … The entrance to O'hare was completely blocked off with protesters shutting down the road into the airport#ChicagoScanner… pic.twitter.com/G5XQwKzXCO
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