Anti-Israel protesters arrested near Schumer's Brooklyn home

Anti-Israel protesters gathered near the Brooklyn home of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., were arrested Tuesday night.

Police officers were seen placing zip ties on demonstrators at the scene.

The New York Police Department did not immediately have a figure on the number of arrests.

The protest came a day after more than 100 people were arrested at an NYU Gaza solidarity encampment on the college campus. 

Schumer was asked about the protest during a Tuesday night press conference following the Senate's passage of a $95 billion foreign aid package for Israel and Ukraine.

He was asked by Fox News' Kelly Phares to share a message for protesters, to which he replied by referring to his statement earlier condemning antisemitism on Columbia University's campus.

“College campuses must be places of learning and discussion. Every American has a right to protest, but when protests shift to antisemitism, verbal abuse, intimidation, or glorification of Oct. 7 violence against Jewish people, that crosses the line. Campuses must remain safe for all students," Schumer's statement read.

When pressed again for a message to the protesters outside his home, he refused to answer.

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