Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour, a Muslim with known ties to Hamas, was arrested for disorderly conduct on Wednesday after leading a protest outside Trump International Hotel in New York City.
Sarsour, who is executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, was given several warnings to disperse by the NYPD, but she ignored them all. The Washington Free Beacon reported that the officers had no choice but to arrest Sarsour and 12 of her fellow protesters after they refused to move.Sarsour was spotted being removed from the scene in handcuffs.
She had previously accused the NYPD of “manufacturing” terrorism cases that target Muslim-Americans. However, it will be a bit difficult for her to spin this arrest into a hate crime!
Linda Sarsour was just arrested outside Trump International for disorderly conduct. pic.twitter.com/SOais39G7L
— Isaac Saul (@Ike_Saul) March 8, 2017
Sarsour has made headlines in the past for her disturbing comments about Israel. She has referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “waste of a human being” and a “bigot.”
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) October 31, 2012