Manhattan —

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel demonstrators traded dueling chants in Times Square Sunday as the conflict in Gaza stirred strong emotions in the streets of New York.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators held signs and chanted, “From the river to the sea, Gaza will be free.” After  a large pro-Israel group arrived, and the two continents began shouting at each other from across the busy interaction. Demonstrators flooded the street, stopping traffic and spurring police to push demonstrators back onto the sidewalk. Police then directed the pro-Israel group to move down the street.