Thousands of people gathered in Times Square to protest the Iran deal Wednesday night in an attempt to get Congress to vote against the proposal.
Over 100 organizations sponsored the event with and speakers included Arizona U.S. Congressman Trent Franks, Terrorism and Iran Expert at Center for Security Policy Clare Lope, and former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau amongs others. Over 10,000 individuals were reported to be at the event.
The Iran deal terms include excluding U.S. nuclear inspectors from being apart of international teams inspecting Iranian nuclear sites. Iran may delay some inspections by 24 days according to the agreement.The deal also allows countries such as Russia and China among others to give Iran conventional weapons after several years of compliance from the Islamic Republic.
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The "Stop Iran Rally" took place between 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 42nd Street and 7th Avenue. The rally was livestreamed online via the Jewish Broadcasting Service.
Individuals took to Twitter to voice their support of the rally with the hashtag #stopiranrally.
Protestors chanted, "Kill the deal! Kill the deal!" and "Where is Chuck?" in a call to get New York State Senator Chuck Schumer to stand against the proposal.
The UN Security Council approved the deal 15-0 but Congress has the final say in the matter. President Obama mentioned that he would veto Congress if they choose not to pass the deal. Both houses of Congress would have to have a two-third majority to override the president's veto.