Hundreds of activists rallied at Grand Central Terminal Friday night to call for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war.
The protest “Jewish People for Peace” grew to about two thousand people at the terminal within hours.
NYPD officials said 335 people were arrested at the protest. Individuals received summonses for trespassing and disorderly conduct.
The protesters are demanding a ceasefire, and say they don’t want their tax dollars to fund a war.
At the height of rush-hour Friday evening, access to Grand Central was blocked off in an attempt by the NYPD to limit the number of people entering the terminal.
The protest also created chaos for those trying to leave.
“Jewish People for Peace“ demonstrated last Wednesday at a House office building in Washington, D.C.
Protestors said the sit-in is in direct response to a resolution adopted by the House on Wednesday.
The adopted resolution voices support for Israel in the war against Hamas.
Only 10 House members opposed the measure.
Friday’s sit-in happened as Israel Defense Forces ground operations expand in Gaza.
An estimated 1,400 people in Israel were killed in an attack by Hamas on Oct. 7.
More than 200 people are still being held hostage by the group.
The Gaza Health Ministry says upward of 7,000 Palestinians have been killed during the conflict.