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Pro-Palestinian protesters block airport access roads in New York, Los Angeles

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Pro-Palestinian protesters briefly blocked entrance roads to airports in New York and Los Angeles on Wednesday, snarling traffic as U.S. airlines contended with a rush of holiday travel. The demonstrations stopped cars on the outskirts of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, where some travelers set off on foot to bypass the jammed roadway, as well as the Los Angeles International Airport. Twenty-six people were arrested in New York City, and two buses were sent to help travelers stuck on the blocked roadway. Protesters in Los Angeles dragged traffic cones, scooters and other debris onto the highway to stymie traffic. A spokesperson for the LAPD said 35 people were arrested for rioting and one person was arrested for battery of a police officer.

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