2 Anti-BLM activists were arrested for “Refund the Police” chants in New York
Over the past week, pro-police activists have repeatedly vandalized anti-police Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump’s Tower. Just yesterday two women were arrested after attempts to paint with black paint over BLM symbol.
“We’re not standing for Black Lives Matter! We want our police,” the protester shouts before spreading the paint across the mural. “Refund the police!”
One of the videos shows a woman desperately trying to resist two officers. Her action is aimed at restoring order in the streets, and in response, the police accuse her of vandalism and criminal mischief.
Also during the arrest, one of the two officers slipped and fell. He was later taken to hospital.
Officer down in front of Trump Tower. pic.twitter.com/O7YSeUFTXa— Mike (@Doranimated) July 18, 2020
According to police reports, two women, 29 and 39 years old, were arrested. The incident took place at about 3 pm.
Just the day before, another group of counter-protesters had raided the Black Lives Matter mural, but with blue paint. Four people were arrested.