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Pro-Palestinian protestors halt Macy's Thanksgiving parade and GLUE themselves to Sixth Avenue in NYC before being arrested - as New England Native American float sparks outrage by displaying Palestinian flag
- The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in NYC was marred by pro-Palestine protestors
- A heightened NYPD presence is lining the parade route amid tensions in the Big Apple
- Music icon Cher is set to close the star-studded event, which has seen the return of longtime host Al Roker
Macy's 2023 Thanksgiving parade in NYC has been hit by pro-Palestine protests amid heightened tensions over the Middle East crisis - with some demonstrators gluing their hands to the middle of Sixth Avenue.
The New England Native American float sparked outrage earlier in the morning as one performer held a Palestinian flag aloft while the annual extravaganza moved through Midtown Manhattan.
A group of activists then disrupted the procession by leaping over the barricades to block the route and unveil a large 'Free Palestine' banner.
Around 30 protestors halted the parade along Sixth Avenue, with reports indicating some may have glued themselves to the road. The NYPD told DailyMail.com 'several' protestors had been taken into custody, with the exact number of people arrested unclear.
The protests left many furious that the popular fun family event had been dragged into politics - while others commented on how the broadcast coverage appeared to purposefully avoid showing the disruption taking place.
Amid heightened political tensions, NYPD officers are out in force, with officials saying they have stepped up extra 'robust' security along the route compared to previous years.
Detroit's Thanksgiving festivities were also targeted, with a large contingent of pro-Palestine activists descending on the city.
The disruption came after Joe and Jill Biden called parade host Al Roker to wish the country a happy Thanksgiving, with the President saying the fun-filled event was a chance for the nation to heal divides.
'We have to come together, we can have different political views but we have one view. We're the greatest nation in the world,' Biden said, as the First Lady called on Americans to 'do something nice for someone else' today.
Before the event was hampered by politics, the family event got off to a bright and sunny start as the city celebrated the 97th edition of Macy's Thanksgiving parade - although Snoopy fans were left deflated after the air went out of one of the famed giant balloons.
Over three dozen floats, 25 giant balloons and 18 star performers - including Jon Baptiste and Cher - took center stage as the vibrant parade moved through the city, with the first parade floats reaching Midtown Manhattan in the mid-morning.
Kicking off at 8:30 ET, the moment has seen the return of longtime host Al Roker after he suffered several health scares in the past year, as he will present the event alongside NBC Today stars Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.
Eager attendees lined the streets from as early as 5am to catch the best spot to watch the procession.
The parade route is also set to be marked with a heightened police presence, following several protests erupting in recent weeks over the crisis in the Middle East and a terror scare at the US-Canada border in New York on Wednesday afternoon.
NYPD Police Commissioner Edward Caban acknowledged the security increase as he spoke to NBC before the parade got started, saying he was 'working with our federal, state and local partners to ensure everything is safe.'
While insisting there are 'no specific or credible threats to New York City or the parade in general', the commissioner said the entire NYPD has been 'on high alert since October 7.'
'We encourage all families to come out and enjoy the day,' he added, noting that this year's event is his first as the city's police commissioner.
Starting at West 77th Street on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the parade was opened by a number of musical acts including a marching band to lead the 2.5-mile route.
The parade will march near several New York City landmarks including the Empire State Building, before coming to a close at Macy's Herald Square on 34th Street.
The world-famous giant balloons are back and bigger than ever for this year's parade, with seven new characters joining 18 others that have flown through the Big Apple before.
Baby Yoda, Minions, Ronald McDonald, Red Titan, Kung Fu Panda, Snoopy, Leo, and Uncle Dan are among the iconic balloons set to be sent down the parade - with a five-story tall Pillsbury Doughboy among the eye-catching new entrants.
When preparations began on Wednesday evening, towering balloons were seen being inflated at the start of the parade route on the city's Upper West Side.
The packed parade will enjoy eighteen performers throughout the event, with music icon Cher headlining as she will ring in Christmas on Santa's sleigh to conclude the procession.
NBC presenter Al Roker is also a welcome sight at this year's festivities after suffering several health scares in recent times.
Roker has co-hosted the parade every year since 1995, but was forced to miss the parade last November as he was hospitalized for blood clots and internal bleeding.
He will present a star-studded line-up including En Vogue, ENHYPHEN, Jessie James Decker, Chicago and Pentatonix.
Ensembles from several Broadway shows including 'Shucked' and 'Back to the Future: The Musical' will also perform.
The early start to the day saw sunny skies as the streets were quickly packed with attendees, however this year's event has not been without controversy.
Over 17,000 people signed a petition criticizing the parade's organizers for branding the event a 'non-binary and transgender extravaganza', which includes two gender non-conforming performers in the line-up.