Protesters flooded the streets of New York City on Friday night after the publication of the body camera video showing Memphis officers beating Tyre Nichols, leading to three arrests.
Although the protests were peaceful in nature, tensions were high. One protester at the Times Square event jumped on top of a police car, smashing the windscreen.
Their charges included criminal mischief to a police vehicle. Two more persons were taken into custody at the protests for unknown reasons. Possible charges are being examined at this time.
A familiar, simmering hatred pervaded the atmosphere.
Discontent over the killing of yet another Black man by police sent protesters back out onto the streets in large numbers.
Protester Kei Kebreau said, “We want violence against Black people in America to be acknowledged and addressed seriously.”
Protesters waved banners and yelled “Can you tell me his whole name?
You should use his name.
The Crossroads of the World came to a halt as they marched across the city, stopping at Grand Central Terminal and Union Square.
As a result, the NYPD blocked off 46th Street between Sixth and Eighth Avenue to vehicles and stopped all southbound traffic on Broadway between 48th and 42nd streets.
In an effort to become better citizens, we should explore possible solutions.
This came after Memphis police released a video showing their brutal assault on a Black motorist, age 29, on Friday. The footage showed policemen holding the man down and striking him repeatedly while he called out for his mother.
The Public Advocate of New York City, Jumaane Williams, has announced that he would not be seeing the video.
On Friday night, he was in Times Square to protect the free speech of peaceful protesters.
“Many people are in pain. For good reason, many people are furious “Apparently, if you believe Williams. As I see it, New Yorkers should work to improve the city.