After Minneapolis, San Francisco, L.A, Chicago, Washington, Atlanta, etc now New York (Click HERE for full report on Nation’s riots)
Hundreds of people have been arrested the last 24 hours in NYC after peaceful protests spiraled into chaos.
Demonstrators clashed with officers and torched NYPD vehicles as they called for an end to police brutality after the death of George Floyd.
The NYPD says at least 345 people were arrested during Saturday night protests, with 47 NYPD vehicles damaged and 33 officers injured.
Protests took place across the city Saturday and today.
After a woman allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail into a police squad car in Brooklyn, she was charged with attempted murder.
In Manhattan’s peaceful Union Square, protesters turned violent after a video circulated online showing an NYPD SUV ramming into a group of protesters in Brooklyn.
Mayor Bill de Blasio at a briefing today said that :
“NYPD showed tremendous restraint overall,” but he was concerned about video showing two police cruisers lurching into a crowd of demonstrators on a Brooklyn street.
And NYC Mayor added that:
“We all better get back to the humanity here, The protesters are human beings. They need to be treated with tremendous respect. The police officers are human beings. They need to be treated with tremendous respect.”
Mayor De Blasio appointed two city officials to conduct an independent review of how the protests unfolded and how they were handled by the police.
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By Alex Ammohostianos