Leftist Thug Suspected of Destroying Police Cameras Busted by Undercover NYPD
Protester was loaded into an unmarked minivan before being taken away
Plainclothes NYPD cops located and arrested a protester who was suspected of destroying four police cameras last month.
Fellow leftist demonstrators captured the incident on video.
The protester was loaded into an unmarked minivan before being taken away.
The suspect was an 18-year-old Lower East Side woman, suspected of destroying four police cameras on June 30 at City Hall Park.
“An unmarked van just snatched up a protester on 25th & 2nd and NYPD started attacking us!!!!!” a protester wrote on Twitter.
An unmarked van just snatched up a protester on 25th & 2nd and NYPD started attacking us!!!!! pic.twitter.com/n4zNALajkN— Lauren (@feistymexarican) July 28, 2020
One protester said the group “was a peaceful protest that was headed to Madison Sq Park for a meditation.”
Social media video shows at least four men putting the woman into a silver KIA minivan as other protesters tried to intervene.
The NYPD descended on a peaceful protest, and threw an organizer in this unmarked van. This is so terrifying and beyond unacceptable https://t.co/PC7Fijepnh— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) July 28, 2020
The woman protester was later charged with criminal mischief for writing on the cameras at City Hall Park, according to sources.
Various Twitter posts included the video of a tense scene between protesters and lines of uniformed NYPD bike cops.
Although the clip didn't capture the arrest, a photographer for the New York Post did.
Other protesters started throwing rocks and bottles when they attempted to detain the suspect, according to police.
Besides the woman who was taken in the unmarked van, a total of 12 people were arrested.
The news comes a week after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to sue President Donald Trump if he tries to stop the massive spike in violent crime in the city by sending in the feds.
“If he tried to do it, it would only create more problems,” the mayor said.
“We would immediately take action in court to stop it.”