Video shows protesters throwing bottles, traffic cones at NYPD cops
A group of unruly demonstrators was caught on camera hurling bottles, bricks and traffic cones at two cops during the early days of the George Floyd protests in Brooklyn, police said Friday.
Two officers were responding to a call for police assistance at Saint Marks Avenue and Flatbush Avenue just before 8 p.m. on May 30 when a “disorderly group” started throwing bottles and rocks at the cruiser, police said.
When the officers tried to get out of the car, one of the demonstrators threw a traffic cone at one of the cops, the video shows.
At least two unknown men were filmed throwing the various items, striking the officers, according to the NYPD.
The cops were treated and released at a nearby hospital, police said.
The rallies over the death of Floyd, a black man killed by a police officer in Minnesota, have been mostly peaceful.
Nearly 300 cops were injured during the protests.
More than 2,500 of the demonstrators were either arrested or issued summonses during the rallies that started on May 29.
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