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Police clash with demonstrators at Floyd protest in Flatbush

Demonstrators clash with police during protest against the death of George Floyd in police custody. Flatbush, Brooklyn. May 30, 2020. Photo by Narkwor Kwabla

Hundreds of protesters returned to the streets of Brooklyn after a violent night of protest on Friday, following the death of George Floyd.  Floyd died in custody after a police officer knelt on his need during an arrest in Minneapolis on Monday. The event was captured on a video that went viral.

Demonstrators chanted, “No Justice No Peace” “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and ‘”We are George.”

The protest was largely peaceful on Saturday afternoon in the Flatbush Area. But gradually became rowdy when some demonstrators pelted police officers with stones, bottled water and other objects.

Police responded using batons and pepper spray on the crowd.  Dozens of the protesters were also arrested during the altercation with the police.

On Bedford Avenue, protesters smashed the windshields of two NYPD vehicles. A third police car was torched on the inside, on Synder Avenue. Firefighters quickly intervened to put out the fire.

The death of another unarmed black man as a result of police brutality have sparked days of mass protests and culminated in riots in some cities across the country.

Crowd chants ‘hands up don’t shoot’. Flatbush, Brooklyn. May 30, 2020. Photo by Narkwor Kwabla

Flatbush, Brooklyn. May 30, 2020. Photo by Narkwor Kwabla

Windshield of police vehicle smashed. Flatbush, Brooklyn. May 30, 2020. Photo by Narkwor Kwabla

Police arrest man during protest on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. May 30, 2020. Photo by Narkwor Kwabla

Police officers check damaged vehicle. Flatbush, Brooklyn, May 30, 2020  Photo by Narkwor Kwabla

Flatbush, Brooklyn. May 30, 2020. Photo by Narkwor Kwabla

Protesters take photos of police officers deployed to Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. May 30, 2020. Photo by Narkwor Kwabla

Man yells, “No justice No Peace” Flatbush, Brooklyn. May 30, 2020. Photo by Narkwor Kwabla

Demonstrators confront police officers. Flatbush, Brooklyn. May 30, 2020. Photo by Narkwor Kwabla


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