Around 100 protesters reportedly marched through two boroughs of New York City before they were confronted by the NYPD Saturday night, the New York Post reported.
The protesters, reportedly affiliated with Black Lives Matter, marched from the Bronx into Manhattan and ended up blocking traffic on the George Washington Bridge until officers broke up the group, according to the Post. The protesters then reportedly marched back into Manhattan.
Six protesters were arrested in Washington Heights near the 34th Precinct, the Post reported. Officers in riot gear clashed with protesters, video shows.
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“Look how much power we had. We sat on the bridge for 20 minutes. We shut the whole city down,” a protester said, the Post reported. “Then we came down here and police started beating the s–t out of us,” the protester reportedly added. “It’s going to take 100,000 years to clean all this up.”
A protester was reportedly forced to the ground by an officer when he attempted to approach a woman who seemed to be arrested, according to the Post. (RELATED: ‘Whatever Force Is Necessary’: Police Union Bosses Say What Needs To Be Done To Quell Riots)
“As people were speaking, riot cops attacked us, shoving and arresting multiple people for no reason,” Joshua Potash said on Twitter.
Police said the protesters dispersed by 10 p.m. and no injuries were reported, according to the Post.
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