EXCLUSIVE: 'Anti-Zionist' activists planning to target Seattle New Year's Eve celebration at Space Needle

The Space Needle was one of the few Seattle landmarks that refused to light in blue and white in solidarity with Israel following the Oct 7 massacre.

Ari Hoffman Seattle WA
Anti-Israel activists have announced plans to disrupt Seattle’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration at the Space Needle.

On Friday, The Palestine Solidarity Committee’s Seattle branch posted an event on social media to “Shut it down for Palestine” with the iconic landmark’s address and encouraged activists to bring keffiyehs, flags, and banners.

The self-described “Anti-Zionist” event will also include a vigil for Hamas terrorists and is demanding “No Business as usual” and “No New Years as usual.”

According to the group, the event is being “…organized in solidarity with the international call to shut it down for Palestine on Dec 31.”

Other cities such as New York are taking precautions as pro-Hamas activists have announced that they plan on targeting other New Year’s Eve celebrations. Agitators have released tool kits planning "12 Days of a Ceasefire Choir" following Christmas for actions targeting politicians, Christians, and Jews.

Sources told The Post Millennial that following the Hamas massacre of over 1,200 Israelis on Oct. 7 and the kidnapping of over 200 more, various landmarks were asked by Jewish organizations to be illuminated in blue and white in solidarity with Israel. The Space Needle was one of the few Seattle landmarks that refused.

The refusal has not stopped pro-Hamas activists from targeting the tourist attraction. Last month, activists blocked the main entrance to the location for hours. Staff reportedly let visitors in through side entrances.

Earlier this month, over 100 activists blocked all lanes of the University Bridge for 3 hours during rush hour on the last night of Hannuhka while Seattle police were ordered to make no effort to remove them.

The Coast Guard even complied with a request to stop boat traffic so that the agitators could hold the bridge.

This followed activists taking over the administration building at the University of Washington on the first night of the holiday to disrupt Hanukkah celebrations on campus and call for an end to the Jewish state.

Seattle politicians such as Democratic Mayor Bruce Harrell have been slammed by critics and supporters alike for continuing to allow the activists to block streets and interrupt public events like the downtown Christmas Tree lighting.

Activists did not call for the return of the over 100 hostages that remain captives of Hamas during the actions, nor did they mourn those killed by terrorists in the Oct. 7 massacre. The pro-Hamas rallies in Seattle usually include calls for genocide, vandalism, graffiti, socialist/Marxist messaging, and anti-police rhetoric.

To make matters worse, the Seattle Fire Department is so short-staffed that they are begging staff to work 72-hour shifts just to have minimal coverage during the holidays because there are not enough units to cover regular service including special events for New Year’s Eve in the Emerald City due to staffing shortages.

The Seattle Police Department is even worse off. According to Seattle Police Officer Guild President Mike Solan, the department has lost over 700 officers since 2019 and has only been able to find a few dozen recruits this year to offset the losses.
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