More People Caught Ripping Down Posters of Israeli Hostages

  Last modified on November 10th, 2023

Last week, two young women were caught on the Upper East Side ripping down posters of Israeli hostages. The trend has continued, with several additional documented incidents in the neighborhood.

Soon after our initial report, East Side Feed readers provided us with images and videos of people tearing down these posters on 96th and Lexington Avenue, 76th and Madison Avenue, and 79th and First Avenue.


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On Sunday, @StopAntisemites shared a video on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, showing a man being confronted after ripping down a poster on 77th and Park Avenue.

Soon after the video above was shared, the man was identified as 45-year-old Marc Louvet, and the company he works (or worked) for, VanEck, put out this public statement:

These incidents have been happening across the park, in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, and everywhere in between. Incidents have also been recorded upstate and around the country (and world): everywhere from Florida to London.

Quite a few folks are dealing with the consequences of their recent actions. After being exposed for ripping down posters of Israelis being held hostage by Hamas, a dentist in Florida and a doctor in Boston were fired, while many people who’ve posted hateful comments online – like this realtor in Los Angeles – have lost their jobs, too.


Far-right white supremacists have also been ‘latching onto the ‘Free Palestine’ movement,” as extremists including Jon Minadeo of the Goyim Defense League, Matthew Parrott of the Traditionalist Worker Party, Christopher Pohlhaus of the neo-Nazi Blood Tribe, and a California chapter of “White Lives Matter” have been publicly celebrating Hamas’ violence against Israel.

Last week, a swastika was drawn outside of 2nd Ave Deli, and similar incidents have taken place in NYC since.


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