Protesters Vandalize Central Park Monument Violent Clash With Police
Protesters riot in Manhattan on Thursday night after a monument was vandalized by cop-haters in Central Park.
Six people were arrested in Columbus Circle near the USS Maine National Monument, which was defaced with anti-police graffiti, cops said.
“ACAB,” an acronym for “All cops are bastards,” and “F–k 12,” which means “F–k the police,” were spray-painted on the monument.
“Stonewall was a riot,” was also written in pink spray paint.
A handful of protesters climbed the monument, which sits at the entrance of Central Park, and waved flags, video posted on Twitter shows. Some of the paint was splattered to resemble blood.
“It turns out people are looking for a black woman in a red dress who threw some paint,” a person on a megaphone tells the crowd.
The crowd was part of the Stonewall Protests, which gathers weekly outside the iconic Greenwich Village bar
The group describes itself as “black queer and black trans activists centered on the acknowledgement of all black life” on Instagram.