November 5 election Wednesday night in New York City, the outbreak of large-scale protests, hundreds of protesters gathered in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park, improper enforcement actions against the police.
According to the Associated Press, New York City police claimed that the demonstrators at the scene lit piles of rubbish and threw bottles at the police, which seriously affected traffic.
Some protesters who had been arrested even had scuffles with the police. The police have so far arrested at least 20 people who participated in the protest. The New York City Police Department subsequently posted a photo of the protest scene on Twitter and wrote that the police support everyone’s right to express themselves, but the act of putting others at risk by setting fire will not be tolerated, and they are working to ease it. Situation to prevent further harmful behavior from happening.
Activists condemned the New York police’s approach. They believe that it is hard not to remind people of the violent killing of African-American Freud by the Minneapolis police. Some activists said they would carry out the protests to the end. Linda Sarsour, one of the founders of the 2017 Women’s Demonstration, encouraged demonstrators outside the New York Public Library to continue to protest injustices in the coming days and weeks.
In response to possible riots in the near future, luxury stores on Fifth Avenue in New York City used wood panels to block doors and windows earlier this week. At the same time, the police in many parts of the United States have strengthened their police security, and the National Guard has also stationed in some cities and has entered a mode of waiting.