At least 11 people have been arrested after a
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
However, the situation soon escalated after a protester was reportedly arrested on nearby Sixth Avenue, appearing to anger other members of the crowd.
At least 11 people have been arrested after a Black Lives Matter protest turned violent in Manhattan on Friday night. A protester is seen facing off with a line of NYPD officers
One woman is seen being put into the back of a police van after being arrested during the fracas on Friday night
An officer appears to have a stern word with a maskless demonstrator following the event
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.
Sources say the photojournalist was shoved and beaten, before being left with a bloodied nose.
Video being shared on social media shows the NYPD declaring an unlawful assembly, ordering protesters to disperse.
Many are seen scuffling and screaming at officers.
Photos later show several being placed in NYPD vans in handcuffs after they were arrested.
Dozens of cops clad in helmets and shields were on hand during the ‘F**k 12’ anti-police protest
An officer is pictured during a tense exchange with a protester in Midtown Manhattan
The NYPD were well prepared for the protest – which consisted of around 100 demonstrators