Black Lives Matter protesters were arrested outside of the 34th Precinct in Washington Heights on Saturday night after earlier marching onto the George Washington Bridge and briefly shutting it down by stalling traffic.
Around 100 protesters took part in the rowdy, two-borough rally, first marching from The Bronx into Manhattan on the Cross Bronx Expressway.
They continued onto the upper level of the George Washington Bridge at around 7:30 p.m., snarling traffic for some 20 minutes before being dispersed by cops.
The marchers then crossed back into Manhattan, where they converged on the nearby 34th Precinct in Washington Heights.
Videos from Twitter show a tense scene at the precinct house as cops in riot gear scuffled with protesters outside.
Clashes and Arrests happened outside 34th precinct today in Manhattan, following protesters shutting down George Washington Bridge for #breathebill
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— @SCOOTERCASTER (FNTV) (@ScooterCasterNY) September 13, 2020
One white-shirt NYPD officer forcefully shoved a protester to the ground and rightfully so as the BLM mental midget tried approaching a woman who appeared to be getting arrested by other cops.
Here is the NYPD white shirt violently shoving a protester after they attacked tonight’s protest simply for being outside the 34th precinct. This protester’s arm is broken. pic.twitter.com/BHuCTPKiGO
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) September 13, 2020
Shocking a BLM mental midget tries to interfere with another BLM mental midget getting arrested and is shoved to the side like a gnat by an NYPD officer
— Dot Mezzapesa (@DotMezzapesa) September 13, 2020
“Look how much power we had. We sat on the bridge for 20 minutes. We shut the whole city down,” said one protester, who wouldn’t give his name.
“Then we came down here and police started beating the s–t out of us,” he added. “It’s going to take 100,000 years to clean all this up.”