Thousands protest in Times Square against Iran nuclear deal

Protests in Times Square emerge on Wednesday as US Secretary of State John Kerry briefs Democrats and Republicans in Congress

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Thousands of protesters surge New York’s Time Square demanding the rejection of the Iran nuclear deal, while US Secretary of State John Kerry briefs lawmakers to approve the deal.

Former New York Governor, George Pataki, clearly spoke against the integration of the deal, supporting the “Stop Iran Rally.”

“Reject this deal. Protect America. Protect Israel and protect the world from freedom,” Pataki said.

"This is a God-awful deal, this must be rejected. Congress must do its job and stand up for the American people, stand up for our safety and say no to this Iranian deal," he added.

Holding flags and placards, protesters ask congress to reject the deal.

According to the organisers there were approximately 10,000 people participating in the rally.

While President Barack Obama stands for the pact, protesters await for lawmaker’s to make their final votes, noting that senior United States Senator, Charles Schumer, was absent.

Protesters emphasised Schumer’s absence by chanting "Where is Chuck" while the Senator himself has stated that he has not decided on his vote yet.

“I’ve read the agreement and I’m seeking answers to the many questions I have. Before I make a decision, I’m going to speak at length with experts on both sides,” Schumer said.

TRTWorld and agencies