Saturday Night of Unrest on Delancey Street as Cops and Protestors Clash
Saturday was a day of unrest in downtown Manhattan, where protestors took to the streets in support of Black Lives Matter.
One faction was a planned “No justice, no peace” protest ride; others marched in solidarity with Portland, where federal agents were sent last week to quell the spiraling violence.
Pockets of protest groups were spotted from NoHo to Chatham Square, and Delancey Street to the Williamsburg Bridge.
One major confrontation point was at Ludlow and Delancey. By nightfall, police in riot gear confronted hundreds of protestors who blocked traffic. A recording was heard urging people to disperse from the roadway or face arrest.
Ultimately, police sources tell us eight protestors were arrested on Delancey, and another four on Division near Catherine.
Police carrying out arrests at Delancey and Ludlow. Riot cops can be heard pushing protesters out of the area. An officer named Vinella shoved our reporter while trying to join a group of National Lawyers Guild Legal Observers. pic.twitter.com/GrfuQGeYVE
— NYC Protest Updates 2020 (@protest_nyc) July 26, 2020
— Socially Distanced Sue (@A_Sue_growsinBK) July 26, 2020
Cops not blocking hundreds of bikers on delancey pic.twitter.com/PYrcdaYju7
— yburyug (@yburyug) July 26, 2020
Dozens of police in riot gear were doing mass arrests on delancey and LES bar guy walked by and was like “protesting? What do they have to protest? It’s Saturday night!”
— chaotic breakdown feed (@tripdick3) July 26, 2020
— Ethan Kelley (@DjKellex) July 26, 2020
— Joy Scopa (@joy_scopa) July 26, 2020