Six people were arrested in Columbus Circle, near the New York Central Park, as protesters gathered in the square, defacing monuments with anti-police graffiti, police said.
A crowd gathered at Columbus Circle in protest of the shooting of a 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who was shot by the police officer after apparently attempting to stab another woman with a knife. The protestors defaced the USS Maine National Monument at a gateway to Central Park.
— Laura Heywood BroadwayGirlNYC (@BroadwayGirlNYC) April 22, 2021
Between 250 and 300 protesters are marching West on Christopher St. from Stonewall.
They carry a banner that reads “Justice for Ma’Khia Bryant.”
Bryant, 16, was shot by police in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday.
Heavy police presence. pic.twitter.com/G7zf66h7tm
— PROTEST_NYC (@protest_nyc) April 23, 2021
Meanwhile, the police presence was heavy in Albany, NY, where 8 people were arrested in protests on Tuesday night.
They’ve been camped out for about a week demanding an officer be fired. Multiple arrests made so farpic.twitter.com/ORgAcsGsEt
— AntifaWatch (@AntifaWatch2) April 22, 2021
Peaceful protest also erupted in Ohio as hundreds of students occupied the student union at Ohio state.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 22, 2021
In Portland, police have reported people damaging property downtown Portland, warning vandals that they will be arrested.
People are damaging property in downtown Portland. PPB is giving announcements to stop committing crimes and stay out of streets or face cite or arrest and be subject to force including but not limited to tear gas and/or impact weapons
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) April 22, 2021