Violence Erupts in Manhattan as Black Lives Matter Protestors Clash with the NYPD in Times Square During ‘Anti-police March’

An officer appears to have a stern word with a maskless demonstrator following the event

At least 11 people have been arrested after a Black Lives Matter protest turned violent in Manhattan on Friday night.

Around 100 people assembled in Times Square in the early evening for a ‘F**k 12’ anti-police march, according to local news outlets.

Authorities reported that the initial demonstration was peaceful, with video shared to Twitter showing several activists burning a ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag as cops watched on passively.

However, the situation soon escalated after a protester was reportedly arrested on nearby Sixth Avenue, appearing to anger other members of the crowd.

The New York Post reports that a violent altercation ensued leaving two officers injured.

According to the publication, a photojournalist who works for The New York Daily News was also assaulted after being mistaken for a police officer.

‘He’s a cop,’ one protester reportedly yelled, as several protesters surrounded the snapper.

The New York Post reports that a violent altercation ensued leaving two officers injured.

According to the publication, a photojournalist who works for The New York Daily News was also assaulted after being mistaken for a police officer.

‘He’s a cop,’ one protester reportedly yelled, as several protesters surrounded the snapper.

SOURCE: Daily Mail, Andrew Court

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