Report: 11 arrested amid violent Black Lives Matter protest in New York City

When around 100 people decided to gather in midtown Manhattan on Friday night for a Black Lives Matter-backed “Defund the Police” protest, no one expected the night to end with 11 arrests and two police officers injured. 

According to the New York Post, violence started when protesters mistook Daily News cameraman Sam Costanza for a police officer and the crowd swarmed around him to attack.

One protester shouted, “He’s a cop!” before demonstrators swarmed Costanza. Miraculously, the cameraman escaped the melee with only a bloody nose and declined medical attention, the New York Post reported.

Nearly a dozen facing charges

Another protester, Angel Rivera, allegedly bit an officer’s thigh and kicked another officer in the foot before being arrested.

The 19-year-old was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, two counts of assault, one count of resisting arrest, obstructing governmental justice, and unlawful possession of a noxious matter, according to the Post.

Ten others, including some who attacked Costanza, were charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental administration, unlawful assembly, and assault but were given desk tickets and released, an NYPD spokesperson said.

In contrast to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, no one blamed any politician for inciting the riot or suggested that any political figure or party encouraged the violence. The FBI did not get involved, either, begging the question: Were the police officers injured in the Manhattan melee less important than the lawmakers who faced protests at the Capitol?

More protests, no responsibility

It is the second BLM protest in a week’s time to get out of control. A previous protest in Washington, D.C. also resulted in skirmishes with police after protesters harassed nearby outdoor diners and chanted, “Burn it down!” as they marched in the streets, according to reports.

Protesters also shined bright lights at police and shouted insults at them. At some point, the group recited together, “We are here tonight because Black lives matter.”

“Despite Black lives mattering, Black people are still dying at the hands of the police paid for by our tax dollars,” they added, according to the Washington Examiner.

Although at least 5,000 National Guard troops are still stationed in D.C. and will remain there through March, no arrests were reported during the protest in the nation’s capital.

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    1. Who ever said that black lives don’t matter? I don’t understand where this is coming from. I have never heard anyone say that black lives don’t matter. It would be crazy as all life is precious.

      1. I’m with you. It’s not the case that anyone was saying “Black Lives Don’t Matter.” It’s that (after MLK Jr) our nation embraced the notion that “All Lives Matter” because God created us all.

        BLM is a Communist organization (see their website which declares the Marxism of the leaders) and therefore hates God. “All Lives Matter” is “hate Speech” to BLM — they will beat us down if they catch us saying “All Lives Matter.” Twitter will block us. Facebook reject us. Google deplatform us.

        Obama made a lot of progress in his goal of “radically transforming America.” Most Americans simply didn’t believe he meant what he said.

      2. All lives matter. No one race lives any better than another. When the Black Lives Matter got in with the Antifa people lost all respect for them. When they start attacking people and the police no one has respect for them. When they start attacking people and destroying property then they they are just a bunch of Thugs.

    1. Pelosi is being investigated about how she refused more Security for the Capitol building.
      Pelosi is a drunk who could care less about anyone.
      She has been stealing billions of dollars from our SSI and billions from our US Tax dollars to overthrow President Trump for 4 years. Billions of our money to Iran. She sends our money to all other Countries for asanine reasons.
      She has done lots of Criminal activities that are treasonous and been a Traitor to the people of the USA and. the American people.

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  2. Democrat protesters with black lives matter protests and yet the Democrats but the Democrats call them peaceful protesters near following exactly what the Democrat party wants them to do the Democrats and BLM are one in the same they are both terrorist organizations yet the people that vote for them that makes them somewhat like the Hitler youth how long before the Democrats change your logo to the swastika

  3. So black panthers are spelled BLM now well it looks like KKK is spelled BLM also both are members of the Democratic Party who you calling racist now BLM needs to help all black lives give your money to something other than the Democratic Party

  4. Sick and tired of these people wants recognition and forced
    ” Respect from society ” . when you look at their characters it’s
    questionable.. Whatever color of anyone’s skin if you don’t
    have character that you earn, surely society will always look down at you. Civil disobedience will not earn you Respect.
    These uncontrolled elements of our society found everything
    in the book to rationalize their behavior and for not the right
    reasons. There’s a generation that missed to tell their children
    that freedom is good but that comes with great responsibility.
    We need to go back to our history from our great godfather
    Martin L. King Jr. what.He said about man ‘s character and
    about violence.

  5. The only way to stop this is to bring in riot squads, use rubber bullets and tear gas. Then start arresting these terrorists, try and convict them, and put them in leg irons out picking up trash and other things, treat them like criminals that they are . Stop letting them off the hook

  6. What it will take to stop these attacks on Cops is, start shooting these Anarchists and, after a few thousand are dead, maybe the other fools will get the messsage. Attack out Cops and die like a terrorist.

  7. So if BLM and Antifa stand for good. Why are they destroying property, starting fires, attacking Police, including Police precincts, beating on innocent people? It’s because they are criminals. Actions. Less than 1% of cops are racially profiling. People need to research. Biden and Kamala Harris are letting these pinheads out of jail. Really. Most of Trump Supporters rallied in peace. Some did not. There were also BLM and Antifa wearing Trump attire. One of them said he wanted to kill Trump. Media did not cover this. Except FoxNews. Why. Propaganda. So Trump Supporters are all racist? Wrong. I have many friends that are different races and they are offended by this nonsense. I have helped thousands of people. I did not say, “Oh, cannot help you because you are this color.” That is the sign that these so called leaders and media are the problem. Do not talk if this is your mindset. Biden and others. Media. CNN, MSNBC, and others are just spewing non-sense. Why is Biden letting all these different races in, if U.S. is so racially systematic. Is that not dangerous. He is racist or just plain stupid. Teaching this crap is dividing the country, even families. Biden and these beliefs are no good. China uses the same propaganda. Biden and China are best buddies. Communism. Reject this nonsense.

  8. ARE NEW YORKERS ALLOWING THE BLM RIOTERS TO TAKE OVER THEIR CITY LIKE PORTLAND? IF SO, THEY WILL ENJOY THE MAYHEM AND DESTRUCTION THAT USUALLY FOLLOWS THESE MORONS. WHEN WILL THE PEOP[LE WAKE UP AND DEMAND THAT THE LOW LIFE MAYOR DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS CRAP,BEFORE SOMEONE IS KILLED,OR IS THAT WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN BEFORE ANY REAL ACTION IS TAKEN AGAINST THESE MAURADERTS?

    1. It’s the same circumstance, isn’t it? The mayor and governor are both incompetent and side with criminals instead of law and order. It gives anarchists like BLM and ANTIFA all the impetus they need to go about their criminal activity in the name of social reform. For anyone with a brain, it is obvious what is happening. For the mayor and governor . . . well they’re clueless about what is really at stake here.

  9. Whoa the NYPD is really tuff on the 11 that were arrested….the cops let all of them go on a citation! Oh I bet that will discourage them from acting out the same way tomorrow night. Shame on the police. These scum BLM pukes deserve a high bond and if they can’t make it then put them in cell until they cry for mommy. Isn’t it ironic that the infamous corrupt FBI is hellbent on arresting he rioters on Jan 6 but have no interest in these violent BLM. I guess they are just following Biden and his corrupt DOJ orders.

  10. So if BLM and Antifa stand for good. Why are they destroying property, starting fires, attacking Police, including Police precincts, beating on innocent people? It’s because they are criminals. Actions. Less than 1% of cops are racially profiling. People need to research. Biden and Kamala Harris are letting these pinheads out of jail. Really. Most of Trump Supporters rallied in peace. Some did not. There were also BLM and Antifa wearing Trump attire. One of them said he wanted to kill Trump. Media did not cover this. Except FoxNews. Why. Propaganda. So Trump Supporters are all racist? Wrong. I have many friends that are different races and they are offended by this nonsense. I have helped thousands of people. I did not say, “Oh, cannot help you because you are this color.” That is the sign that these so called leaders and media are the problem. Do not talk if this is your mindset. Biden and others. Media. CNN, MSNBC, and others are just spewing non-sense. Why is Biden letting all these different races in, if U.S. is so racially systematic. Is that not dangerous. He is racist or just plain stupid. Teaching this crap is dividing the country, even families. Biden and these beliefs are no good. China uses the same propaganda. Biden and China are best buddies. Communism. Reject this nonsense.

    I totally agree with wes.

    1. And only 1 Trump rally of the dozens and dozens he held had an element of destruction about it. The rest were peaceful. And as people have pointed out, there were non-Trump supporters that planned mayhem ahead of time. As Trump pointed out, those who committed the crimes should be held accountable. That is, the people who DID IT should be arrested.

  11. I agree with all post this is the pelosi snd shumer show letting the blm and anifta do all the damage destroying America blaming President Trump and us good Americans while they let these animals run amok enought this is treason by Biden and Harris letting them get away with this get rid of them all arrest them now!

  12. Say what you want about the capital riots. Yes it was wrong what they did but at least they were attacking the people who are responsible for the political atmosphere today. While democrats and some cowardly republicans are voicing their opinions daily trying to blame the man they’re deathly afraid of it’s nothing but crickets when these cowardly BLM thugs destroy cities and beat up police officers. I guess it’s ok to be a violent thug and do whatever you want as long as you support democrats today. They’re going sorely regret it when citizens wake up and realize that the elected officials are not going to do their jobs and protect them so it will be up to them to protect what’s theirs and those they love. The blood will be on democrats hands but then again they’re not going to care. They haven’t yet. This is so very sad and pathetic and democrats and those who support them should be ashamed of themselves. I know that’s a stretch since that involves having a conscience which they’ve all proven they severely lack!!!!!!

  13. I totally agree BLM antifa are all racist no if ands and buts about it. Your actions and their words that’s all they do is cry racism but they are the racist

  14. Black lies matter and antifa should be declared domestic terrorists! They are not working for black people ir any other race! They want total control of the country! The Lilly livered demonrats are afraid to denounce them because the higher ups, Piglosi, Schumer, Obama and others are paying them to create chaos and destruction! THEY are the fascists, “ brown shirts”, storm troopers that Piglosi accused the police of bieng! Yet the skanky old bag wants the national guard to be HER private protectors! The governors all need to call the troops back home, refuse to deploy them any more. Let the d.c. police and capitol police be the protection detail. Our national guard people have better things to do than protect the capitol building.

  15. The democrats , Nancy Pelosi, Obama, Clinton, Schumer and Soros will protect rioters at all costs except the American people are paying for this. Nancy needs to shackled and walked out in front of the people of this country and charged with treason and rot in solitary for at least 1 year before a trial is even set for her. The same thing should happen to the others. There should be no forewarning for any of them. That way they can’t scheme and get their ducks all in a row. The element of surprise is a wonderful thing. Enough is Enough. This should be done all at the same time.,so none of them have any warning.

  16. These are the TRUE DOMESTIC TERRORIST in our country, not the proud boys or Trump supporters! These are trained Marxist funded by the communist globalists that stole our elections and are taking over our country. Everything happening in our country now happened in Austria and Germany when Hitler took it over,if we’re not careful we (Trump supporters) will be the Jews. They are already discussing putting us in camps and whatever you do DO NOT GIVE UP OR REGISTER YOUR GUNS!

  17. This is only the BEGINNING. For the new 4 years any & all group who have had NO push back to their violence, will demand more of whatever they want, & if denied or are pushed back upon, will just revert to MORE violence.

  18. BLM( Burn,Loot,and Murder)movement are a domestic terrorist organization and should be treated as so.We should shoot every one of them on site until they are totally exterminated.They are no different then Isis.

  19. These scum bags in Antifa and BLM need to face and FEEL what small caliber rounds feel like ! If they forget what a real prosest is supposed to be like and start rioting, looting and or attacking citizens then a light round like a .22 cal short target round will give them a feel for what being shot feels like then they might be more leary of causing costly damage. And maybe the most important lesson, they will wonder who of civilian population might be armed so they wont be so quick to do their little foolish actions.

  20. IT’S TIME TO DECLARE OPEN SEASON ON BLM AND START THEIR EXTERMINATION !! WHEN THEY SHOW UP IN YOUR COMMUNTITY AND START LOOTING AND BURNING DOWN YOUR BUSINESSES, SHOOT TO KILL THE SOB’S !!

  21. To say Black Lives Matter means no other live’s matter. That in itself is Racist.
    It just goes to show you how bigoted BLM is. Remember that slavery came from Africa, where the African tribal chiefs sold their own people to the white European slave traders. Has anybody ever questioned black leaders for selling their own people into slavery. Remember it was the democrats that owned slaves and the plantation’s in the south and the democrats also started the KKK.
    Abe Lincoln and the Republicans opposed slavery. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all men and women from the shackles of slavery.

  22. It is not about lives Black or other. it is about the American way of life, using any tactic available. If it were about black lives the rioting would stop, and there would be support of blacks killing blacks, which seems to be ignored by the media.

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