Protesters of police violence received a harsh reception from the New York Police Department on Friday evening.
The protesters had marched to the Barclays Center, where they were met with a large police presence.
Heavy police presence posted outside of Barclays Center. If you’re protesting, please stay safe. - Legal Aid Socie… https://t.co/47aPnBGcHF— JP (@JP)1590795675.0
The protest then took a turn for the worse, with police using pepper spray and batons on protesters.
A lot just popped off at the protest for George Floyd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Pepper spray, batons, and… https://t.co/rYclXr2QUR— Jon Campbell (@Jon Campbell)1590795527.0
Severe repression at the protests at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn by the NYPD. #FTP #AbolishThePolice… https://t.co/bvMVBDeOhb— Left Voice (@Left Voice)1590796633.0
Assemblywoman Diana Richardson says she was pepper sprayed while peacefully protesting in Barclays plaza… https://t.co/Hf3J1d0Wy7— Gwynne Hogan (@Gwynne Hogan)1590797515.0