Rioters Overwhelm Brooklyn Police Precinct As Law Enforcement Retreats Once Again
Riotous George Floyd protestors appeal to have overwhelmed a police precinct in Brooklyn, with the New York Police Department abandoning the public building to the mob in a fashion akin to that of police in Minneapolis.
Several New York Police Department vehicles appear to have been damaged, destroyed or outright torched as rioters stage attacks on multiple police precincts throughout the borough. Initial reports indicate that an officer has been injured, with an ‘officer down’ radio call being made on the police radio network.
Another police precinct in Brooklyn is under attack by Floyd protestors.
Video filmed on Classon Ave in the borough showed more violence between rioters and the police, with members of the mob striking police vehicles and law enforcement appearing to hit one riotous demonstrator with a car door. More footage showed police vehicles completely surrounded by protestors.
Police car just drove by demonstrators on Classon Ave in Brooklyn — some of whom had been throwing cement — and opened passenger side door into a protester. pic.twitter.com/vd8Lq60TXC
— Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs (@NickAtNews) May 30, 2020
Protestors originally congregated near the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, with aerial footage of the group appearing to reveal a crowd of protestors in the high hundreds, if not more than a thousand people. It appears that violence between police and rioters began shortly after the group met at the site, with footage showing aggressive brawls between New York Police Department officers and Floyd protestors/rioters.
Breaking: Police are clashing with protesters outside of Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Police are using pepper spray and batons against the protesters. pic.twitter.com/SLTsrQ3LbY
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) May 30, 2020