Demonstrators take to the streets in New York state as police face criticism for macing 9-year-old girl: Reports

Video shows an anti-police protest getting physical in New York state on Monday night as demonstrators overturned barricades outside of a local police station, Breitbart reported.

The shocking scene reportedly unfolded in Rochester as protesters aligned with Black Lives Matter expressed outrage over the pepper-spraying of a 9-year-old girl by police.

Protests in Rochester

According to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, a group of roughly 200 protesters marched through the city’s downtown Monday night, eventually making their way to the Clinton Section RPD office, where they chanted “Black lives matter” and “no justice, no peace,” before toppling the barriers.

The large crowd then advanced to the police station, where some began rattling the main gate, as seen in video shared by Breitbart. “RPD, look what you did, you just maced a little kid,” they chanted, as the Democrat and Chronicle reported.

Outrage after girl maced, restrained

Police told the crowd to disperse over a loudspeaker, and they did without incident. As they left, a “caravan” of cars honked in solidarity, said journalist Brendan Gutenschwager.

The protests came after the release of bodycam footage from the Friday arrest of a 9-year-old girl. According to the New York Post, the video shows the girl screaming for her father during a struggle before a cop says, “Just spray her at this point.” The cops involved were suspended.

Demonstrators demanded their firing, the Democrat and Chronicle reported, and some called for Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren to step down for failing to take more punitive action. The mayor had denounced the “horrible” incident but said she was unable to take “more immediate and serious action,” the paper reported.

Police: That’s not “who we are”

Reports indicated that police had been summoned by the girl’s custodial parent, who said she was threatening to harm herself and others. The cops initially said they were “required” to restrain the girl on the ground because she started kicking at officers, but Rochester police expressed remorse over the way the incident was handled Sunday.

“I’m not going to stand here and tell you that for a 9-year-old to have to be pepper-sprayed is OK. It’s not,” Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan said, according to the Independent.

“I don’t see that as who we are as a department, and we’re going to do the work we have to do to ensure that these kinds of things don’t happen,” she added.

The scene outside the police station was mild compared to riots that unfolded in Rochester in September, when activists lit fires, assaulted police, and harassed restaurant patrons amid a summer of violent unrest, as Breitbart reported.

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    1. The mother and Father were fighting, when the Girl threatened to kill herself the mother called the police. The Mother initially told the police to do whatever was necessary to calm the girl down and keep her from harming herself and others( she has since changed the story ) The child was upset as she thought the mother had hurt her Father in some way. Of course the Media has blown it all out of proportion. But the Police were wrong for making the girl when she refused to cooperate and put her legs inside the car.

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  2. Why were the police not armed with live ammunition like in DC? I read Pelosi even asked for 2 man machine guns. Why can’t police in Rochester have the same ? No outrage over unarmed girl shot in the neck and killed but outrage at pepper spray? Something is awfully wrong with this picture.

  3. These people will even use children as an excuse for violence!! It’s ridiculous!! I would NEVER agree it’s ok to harm any child but unfortunately it seems they are using children now.. what makes that any better then terrorist? When the “protesters” knocked over barricades etc… Were they arrested? Called terrorist etc? Hmmmm… Wow!! This is getting out of control. Lord have Mercy!!!! I just can’t…I can’t… 😫

  4. Blm and antifa are domestic terrorist groups. Let’s see the politicians go after blm and antifa like they have after the people who went into the capital building. Both biden and harris back blm and antifa and they both need impeached for inciting violence all last year.

  5. If Black lives really mean something to theses people then why don’t they donate part of their stimulus checks to black nations like Africa to dig wells for clean drinking water and to build business for the poor black African people who have to drink dirty water and die from infections and die from starvation. Black people in this nation is considered rich compared to black nations where these blacks came from. I say put your money where your mouth is.

  6. Sounds like mom an dad never disciplined this child. I say let that child do what she was brought up to do and let the police help those in need of their service. No matter what the police do they are damned. The child will grow up to be just like the parents she is already against any authority. Sniffle sniffle the police are out to get me I did nothing wrong.

  7. IF THE COPS MACED ME FOR ABSOLUTELY NO REASONS AT ALL, I DEFINITELY

    WOULD SUE THEM IN AN HEART BEAT AND I WOULD GET THEM ALL FIRED

    FROM THEIR JOBS AND THAT IS A PROMISE.

    1. I bet you are one of these protesters….. quick to sue and get the money. Typical lazy, spoiled, selfish American! I see you don’t have a real life experience.

  8. Looks like the left wing radicals have pulled a page out of the isis play book. Use your children for distraction and destruction.
    It worked well for the Viet Cong also.

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