Baruch College student Makan Ceesay sparked controversy by tearing down posters highlighting Hamas-kidnapped Israeli civilians, violently attacking a bystander in New York City.

Who is Makhan Ceesay?

In a disturbing incident on November 10, 2023, Makan Ceesay, a Baruch College student, gained attention for his aggressive actions in New York City. Ceesay was captured on video tearing down posters meant to raise awareness about Israeli civilians kidnapped by Hamas terrorists in Gaza.

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When confronted by bystanders, Ceesay’s reaction took a violent turn. In a shocking display, he attacked one individual using an umbrella. The altercation unfolded amidst heightened tensions surrounding the Hamas-kidnapped civilians, including women and children, during terror attacks in October 2023 that resulted in numerous casualties.

On November 12, a bystander revealed an unsettling exchange with Ceesay, quoting him as saying, “Jews are all sh*t and need to die,” when questioned about his destructive actions. The incident raises concerns about the motivations behind Ceesay’s aggressive behavior and his apparent disdain for the Israeli hostages, including two-year-old children and Holocaust survivors in their 80s.

As of November 2023, Ceesay’s now-deleted LinkedIn profile indicated his pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in “Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia” at Baruch College, with an expected graduation in 2024. Further details reveal his managerial role at Komune in New York from May to October 2023 and past studies at the State University of New York at Oswego.

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The incident involving Ceesay underscores the complexities surrounding the Israeli-Hamas conflict and the diverse perspectives that individuals bring to the forefront. Authorities are investigating the incident, seeking to understand the motivations behind Ceesay’s destructive actions and the potential implications for community relations.