There was a pro-police march scheduled this morning to cross the Brooklyn Bridge. The march was led by a group of faith leaders who are concerned about the uptick in violence in the city. During a counter-protest four officers were injured:
At least four officers were hurt, including Chief of Department Terence Monahan, and 37 people were arrested, police said. Information on charges was not immediately available…
Some people in the pro-police group marched with a banner that said, “We Support the NYPD.” The leader of that group said they were calling for an end to a recent spate of violence, including the shooting death of a 1-year-old boy in Brooklyn.
But a group of Black Lives Matter protesters who have been camped out near City Hall decided to block the march on the bridge. Police issued warnings and when they refused to move they were arrested. The AP is reporting that some of the protesters were “roughed up.” In particular there are several photos of one officer grabbing a protester by the hair at this link. Here’s video of officers making the arrests: