NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City, N.Y., on Wednesday to protest against the recent nuclear deal between Iran and the United States.
According to event organizers, the "Stop Iran Rally" held about 10,000 in attendance, mostly pro-Israel supporters. Times Square was filled with chants of "Kill the deal!" which could be heard for blocks.
"We're here as Americans to speak with one voice to say stop Iran now, reject this deal," George Pataki, former Republican governor of New York, 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."
A recent poll suggests that 48 percent of Americans who are knowledgeable of the Iran deal disapprove of it.
Jesse, a rally attendant, told Al Jazeera that it is "very, very obvious why anyone would be against the deal."
"Iran has been our enemy for 36 years," he said. "There is really no sensible reason why anyone would believe that Iran should be trusted with weapons of any type."