Protests Get Violent in NYC's Times Square After Release of Tyre Nichols Video

Protest gets violent in NYC's Times Square. Credit: Sarah Williamson

We reported on the video released in the beating death of Tyre Nichols, and the video was not good.

The police officers involved, who were all black, were fired and charged with second-degree murder in his death. So, one would think that “justice” was being pursued. Nichols’ family reportedly called for peace, saying they didn’t want any disturbance and were satisfied with how the case had been proceeding so far.


But some in New York weren’t listening. There was a march with folks carrying the signs of the Party of Socialism and Liberation. People from the unaffiliated BLM group in New York, and their leader Hawk Newsome, were also marching. If you wonder who is marching in most leftist protests, PSL is almost always a big factor; you’ll see their recycled signs.

Then, there were the unabashed Communists.

Then you had this guy who got bold and started stomping on this police car — with an officer still inside. The officer jumped out and then, other officers swooped in and grabbed this guy.

That’s when it got a little wild, as his comrades then came to try to help free him and a lot of people all pressed in around the cops, including Newsome, who is the husky, black male with the beard.


The cops then take down one of the leaders.

People try to intervene in an arrest, and it starts getting wild. Then a woman jumps in and starts trying to hit a cop in the head. That was not a good idea because then, they try to arrest her.

Meanwhile, this is part of what Newsome said earlier to hype up the crowd in Union Square.

Warning for graphic language:


“F**k peace,” Newsome said multiple times. “We ain’t never taken violence off the f**king table.” Newsome echoed the mantra that CNN’s Van Jones referenced — the black cops aren’t “black, they’re blue,” Newsome claimed. “A pig is a pig… A cop is a cop and they are upholding white supremacy.” So, even if there are no white people involved, it’s still “white supremacy.”

Newsome continued, “We are not our ancestors. We will f**k you up. Black power.” Talk about insulting ancestors too.

Protests were being organized in multiple cities by the PSL and other leftist groups in Seattle, Portland, and Memphis. In Memphis, the marchers also shut down I-55.


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