Unfurling "Free Palestine" banners and carrying signs decrying the "racist state of Israel," hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators rallied in New York City on Thursday ahead of the planned bid for U.N. membership.
With chants that included, "1-2-3-4, occupation no more!" and "5-6-7-8, Israel is a terrorist state!" demonstrators marched from Times Square to U.N. headquarters, where the General Assembly is scheduled to meet Sept. 20.
The following videos were posted online, depicting more scenes from the rally:
Across the street, a group of Israel supporters staged their own counter-protest to the demonstration: