UPDATE: Three face charges after fight during demonstration in Brighton

Three arrested after fight during protest in Brighton

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BRIGHTON, N.Y. — Three men have been arrested after a fight during a pro-Palestine protest on Winton Road in Brighton on Friday.

Police said that 52-year-old Assaf Ronen and 18-year-old Jacob Ronen from Shortsville were driving down Winton Road when they began throwing eggs at protesters.

That’s when 42-year-old Sofyan Jaber from Greece approached the vehicle in the road and a fight broke out in the middle of the street.

Brighton Police Captain Jose Caraballo said that officers got there quickly and got the situation under control.

“There were some opposing groups here as well, and three individuals got into an altercation in the roadway. They were subsequently arrested and taken to our department for processing,” Caraballo said.

According to Israeli officials, around 1,200 people were killed during the terrorist attacks on October 7th.

Since then, retaliation by Israeli defense forces leading to the deaths of thousands in Gaza have led to demonstrations around Rochester.

But this is the first time a demonstration has turned violent.

All three men involved were charged with disorderly conduct. Assaf Ronen was also charged with second degree harassment.

It’s unclear if a particular organization was behind Friday’s protest.