Videos on social media showed clashes between activists and law enforcement, and journalists were detained while reporting live.
He also promised an investigation into a video showing two police cruisers lurching into a crowd of demonstrators in a Brooklyn street, knocking people to the ground. De Blasio vowed to pursue disciplinary action against officers found to have used excessive force. If a police officer is in that situation, they have to get out of that situation. He said those officers faced "incredibly hard circumstances" under conditions that were not "normal peaceful protest". This morning's New York Daily News and New York Post take entirely different approaches with their front covers-though each attempts to define the moment with a single, powerful image. And he criticized de Blasio for initiating a probe led by City Hall officials rather than an independent arbiter.
Cuomo said the large gatherings could backtrack the progress the city has made in fighting off the coronavirus.
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New York City had several hot spots on Saturday night in Manhattan, Queens and Brookly. "The protesters in that video did the wrong thing to surround them, surround that police vehicle, period".
Protests have turned violent in numerous cities across the US after the death of Floyd, a black man killed by police in Minnesota. The 46-year-old black man was handcuffed and face down while a white police officer had him pinned down by his neck for about eight minutes. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has since been charged with manslaughter and fired from the force. Some are from the neighborhoods where the protests take place.
-The mayor says the movement include some organized protesters with an "explicit agenda of violence", from both within NYC and outside of it. He said he'd been on the phone with other big city mayors to discuss the issue.
'We all better get back to the humanity here, ' de Blasio said. "People are doing this so next time, before they think about trying to kill another black person, they're going to be like, 'Damn, we don't want them out here doing this ... again"'.
According to The New York Post, Chiara was arrested for illegal gathering after she and other protesters refused to unblock a street in Manhattan.