Friday, May 26, 2023, 3:22 am
MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — At least two people were taken into custody during a George Floyd protest that turned violent in Manhattan on Thursday night.
The protest began in Midtown and made its way to Bryant Park, where protesters clashed with police.
Several protesters reportedly threw at least one barricade and other debris at police.
Two men were taken into custody by the New York police. There are no casualties.
The march, which began peacefully, was timed to mark three years since the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police.
For more than nine minutes, a white officer pressed his knee to the neck of Floyd, a black man who was gasping for breath: “I can’t breathe,” echoing Eric Garner’s last words in 2014.
Watching the video of Floyd’s killing on May 25, 2020 was so harrowing that calls for change came from across the country.
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