Look | Protesters Gather Outside the UN

PHOTOS. Thousands of protesters rallied outside of the UN on a wide range of global issues. But the largest rallies were surrounding the decision by Palestinian leaders to seek statehood through the U.N. Security Council. The U.S. has pledged to veto any resolution brought to the Security Council seeking to grant the Palestinians statehood.

 Pro-Israeli protesters outside the United Nations in Manhattan.
Pro-Israeli protesters outside the United Nations in Manhattan. ( Stephen Nessen/WNYC )
Tibetan protesters outside of the United Nations\.
Tibetan protesters outside of the United Nations\. ( Stephen Nessen/WNYC )
Falun Gong protesters outside the United Nations.
Falun Gong protesters outside the United Nations. ( Stephen Nessen/WNYC )
William Schwartz from Manhattan protests outside the UN
William Schwartz from Manhattan protests outside the UN ( Stephen Nessen/WNYC )
Park outside the UN
Park outside the UN ( Stephen Nessen/WNYC )
Protesters outside the UN
Protesters outside the UN ( Stephen Nessen/WNYC )
  Pro-Israeli supporter, Chris Hoffman, a born-again Christian, protesting outside of the UN.
Pro-Israeli supporter, Chris Hoffman, a born-again Christian, protesting outside of the UN. ( Stephen Nessen )
Rev. Sandra Washington of Queens shows her support for Israel outside the UN.
Rev. Sandra Washington of Queens shows her support for Israel outside the UN. ( Stephen Nessen )
Simon Deng, Sudanese human rights activist, addresses the crowd outside of the UN.
Simon Deng, Sudanese human rights activist, addresses the crowd outside of the UN. ( Stephen Nessen )
Anti-Zionist protestors holding up banners outside of the UN.
Anti-Zionist protestors holding up banners outside of the UN. ( Stephen Nessen )
Anti-Zionist protestors outside of the  UN.
Anti-Zionist protestors outside of the UN. ( Stephen Nessen )
Protestors from both sides of an issue outside the UN.
Protestors from both sides of an issue outside the UN. ( Stephen Nessen )
On a rainy Friday, a large Palestinian flag is spread over the crowd.
On a rainy Friday, a large Palestinian flag is spread over the crowd. ( Mirela Iverac )
Several hundred Palestinian-Americans show their support for PA President Abbas's bid for UN recognition of a Palestinian state.
Several hundred Palestinian-Americans show their support for PA President Abbas's bid for UN recognition of a Palestinian state. ( Bob Hennelly )
A group of women dancing, singing and waving Palestinian and American flags outside the UN.
A group of women dancing, singing and waving Palestinian and American flags outside the UN. ( Mirela Iveraac )
A sign outside of the UN, where PA President Abbas spoke on Friday.
A sign outside of the UN, where PA President Abbas spoke on Friday. ( Mirela Uverac )
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