Clashes with police erupted outside of 34th precinct in Manhattan, New York
September 12 2020 – MANHATTAN, New York: Hawk Newson led Black Lives Matter protesters from the Bronx to Washington Heights and then onto the George Washington Bridge where they shut down both lanes of the upper level.
They were trailed by Port Authority Police and then after meeting with another group, marched off the bridge and to the 34th precinct.
This protest was held for B.R.E.A.T.H.E Bill
Once at the precinct a line of police then cleared the protesters out of the street forcefully, tripping over each other and pushing them back with batons, some clubbing the protesters, one photographer was seen pushed against a car and forced directly into the precinct.
Protest was organized by Breathe, Stand for the People, and Black Lives Matter New York “We have a call to action and would like our demands to be met. We disrupted the George Washington Bridge in hopes that NYC and New Jersey will know how important our issues are and that they cannot continue to be ignored. There has not been one demand met and there must be changes that are approved by the grassroots organizations who represent the community. ” said organizers.
” We peacefully gathered on the George Washington Bridge without causing harm or anyone being hurt or arrested. It was not until we arrived to the 34th precinct were we were met with aggressive use of force while speaking in front of the precinct. The NYPD decided to beat and arrest a few of our protestors, as of now we are all safe. ” added organizer or Stand For The People.
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