New York – Following the arrest of police and protesters, crowds gathered on the streets of New York City on Tuesday, in which some people looked like kidnappings. As reported by CBS New York, the video of the arrest, posted on social media, has sparked.
Brooklyn resident Mike Lester has beenIn May. He says a large group Tuesday night set up the homeless to feed the homeless in a park at Kips Bay on Second Avenue and 25th Street, when police showed bikes and things got out of hand.
“They caught a transgender woman and they threw her down,” Lester said. “I tried to separate myself from an officer and protest and he threw his bike at me … I got cuts on my hands and stuff.”
Between the men in the planecloth and the unmarked van, Lester and others say that it looked like a kidnapping.
But the NYPD says the woman they arrested wanted 18-year-old Nikki Stone for spray-painting the lenses of six police cameras during separate criminal incidents in and around City Hall Park, he says That these squads use to find a suspect vehicle. .
He also said that the arresting officers were attacked with rocks and bottles. Police say seven officers were overall injured on Tuesday, of which four were taken to a local hospital and three were treated.
“If you introduce violence with us, we have to reclaim that violence,” Lester said.
Police say protesters blocked traffic as soon as the night happened. They took into custody about a dozen people.
In between chants during the tense stand-off, you can hear people saying they were never violent, saying “We were calm.”
Others duped the police, even daring to submerge them with pepper spray.
For the arrest video, it is not going away quietly.
The city council speaker and public advocate are upset and worried, both calling for answers.
Representative Jerry Nadler, a Democrat from New York who chairs the Housing Judiciary Committee, said in a tweet that “a Protector in New York City is thrown into an unknown van – the video is horrific and for all who respect the constitutional Should be unacceptable this country was founded on rights. ”
He said, “The immediate explanation for this anonymous use of force.”
LGBTQ Rights Organization Human rights campaign said video “Deeply disturbed,” and New York officials explained Stone’s whereabouts.