Hundreds of protesters descended into Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday evening, leaving a trail of destruction and concentrating on NYPD cops over the Philadelphia police capturing demise of an armed black man.
The group met in Fort Greene Park earlier than snaking their method by the streets, vandalizing police automobiles, torching an American flag and igniting no less than one garbage fireplace throughout their travels, in keeping with footage posted to social media by video journalist Issa Khari.
“Burn the precinct to the bottom, each metropolis, each city!” the group, primarily clad in black, chanted as they marched close to Boerum Place and Livingston Street.
Near Willoughby and Jay streets, a number of protesters chucked rocks and bottles at cops, sources stated.
Other protesters have been noticed tagging random buildings in the group’s path.
One man spray painted “RIP Walter,” on a constructing facade, a reference to the person they have been protesting for, Walter Wallace.
Wallace, 27, was armed with a knife and refused to drop his weapon earlier than he was shot lifeless by Philadelphia police about four p.m. Monday.
At about 10 p.m. Tuesday, as protesters made it into Brooklyn Heights, they have been met by police in riot gear on Atlantic Avenue close to Smith Street.
Police ordered the group to leave. But some in the group tried to run previous the cops, resulting in a confrontation and a number of arrests.
At the identical intersection, a automobile drove by a line of cops. It’s unclear if the automobile and its occupants have been affiliated with the protest.