Video shows Alec Baldwin smacking phone away from woman demanding he says 'Free Palestine'

Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News on

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NEW YORK — Actor Alec Baldwin smacked away a phone belonging to an anti-Israeli protester who cornered him at a Manhattan coffee shop demanding he say “Free Palestine,” a recently surfaced video of the exchange shows.

Unshaven and talking on his cellphone, Baldwin, 66, is minding his own business at the coffee shop when the protester starts recording him.

“Alec, can you please say ‘Free Palestine’ one time?” a woman behind the camera asks him, according to the video.

The “30 Rock” actor ignores the woman, who then begins to jibe him about the fatal shooting on the set of his Western movie “Rust” in 2021.

“Why did you kill that lady?” the woman asked, recalling the death of Halyna Hutchins on the movie set. “You kill that lady and got no jail time?”

Baldwin glares at the woman as he heads to the door. A worker at the coffee shop tries to run interference, but the woman is undeterred.


“I’ll leave you alone, I swear!” she says, according to the video. “Just say Free Palestine one time!”

Baldwin opens the door and tries to usher the protester out of the coffee shop first, but she refuses.

The actor asks the worker to call the police as he refuses to parrot her words.

“Say ‘Free Palestine’,” the woman continues. “F– Israel. F– Zionism! Please say it!”


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