Actor Alec Baldwin appeared at a pro-Palestinian protest in New York City on Monday, and was photographed getting into a heated clash with a protester, which culminated in the star being escorted away by police.
It’s not clear why Baldwin was in the area or what exactly led up to the confrontation at the Manhattan rally.
A video of the incident shows the 65-year-old actor speaking to two or three protesters with a serious look on his face.
At one point he said to one of the demonstrators: “This is my business. This is my job.”
One protester was heard asking Baldwin: “You work in Hollywood, do you condemn Israel?”
“You’ve already made up your mind… every question you have, right?” Baldwin replied. “I’m in the pockets of Hollywood, you said? You ask stupid questions. Ask me a smart question! Ask a smart question!” as he pushed his body into that pretender.
Several police officers then surrounded Baldwin and led him away from the crowd.
The protester shouted, “Go yourself” and “Why did you come here?” Baldwin appeared to shout, “Shut up!” While being taken away.
Neither Baldwin’s representative nor the New York City Police Department responded to requests for comment on the incident.
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