September 6, 2020

USA: 8 People Arrested Friday Night When A Group Of 150 Black Lives Matter Rioters Smashed Windows And Graffitied Storefronts Of Lower Manhattan Stores And Banks. $100,000 In Damage.

Stephen Colbert interviews Joe Biden's Vice President pick Kamala Harris.

Stephen Colbert: I know that there are protests still happening in major cities across the United States. I'm just not seeing the reporting on it that I have for the first few weeks.

Kamala Harris: But they're not going to stop. They're not going to stop. This is a movement. I'm telling you. They're not going to stop. And everyone beware because they're not going to stop. They're not going to stop before election day in November and they're not going to stop after election day. Everyone should take note of that. On both levels. They're not going to let up and they should not. And we should not.
New York Post
written by Larry Celona and Vincent Barone
Saturday September 5, 2020

Eight people were arrested Friday night when a group of 150 Black Lives Matter protesters smashed windows and graffitied the storefronts of Lower Manhattan chain stores and banks, police sources said.

At least two Starbucks, five banks and a Duane Reade had their windows busted, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage.
Police recovered two stun guns, smoke grenades, and burglary and graffiti tools.

The protest had been advertised on Twitter by groups calling themselves the “New Afrikan Black Panther Party” and the “Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement.”

One of the arrested protesters was from Portland, Ore., and another was from Iowa, the sources said.

All were charged with rioting; some were additionally charged with weapons and burglary tool possession.

The protest began at 6 p.m. at Foley Square; protesters lit trash can fires and scrawled graffiti — including the word “Abolition” — as they made their way north.

“Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground,” the group was recorded chanting at one point.

Three of the banks damaged were on Seventh Avenue, between 14th and 20th streets, police sources said.

One source noted that the marchers bypassed the home of City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who lives at 15th Street and Seventh Avenue.

Johnson has called for an investigation into counter-protesters who plowed a car into a crowd of BLM protesters in Times Square on Thursday night.

“They’re breaking his neighbors’ windows — how come he’s not calling for an investigation now?” the source asked The Post wryly.

Security footage obtained by NBC4 shows a protester in a balaclava using a tool to smash windows of a shop as others held umbrellas to shield the vandal from view.

“We call on everyone who stood up during the #GeorgeFloyd uprising and all supporters to come out to say #DropTheCharges for all who have fought for our liberation!” wrote one of the groups that organized the event, RAM NYC, while promoting the protest on Twitter late last month.
UPDATE 9/6/20 at 8:09pm: Added info below.
UPDATE 9/7/20 at 11:01am: Added info below.
SPENCERPORT, N.Y. (WROC) – Many families in the Spencerport Central School District are outraged after a video of the Ninth Grade and Academy Assistant Principal Steven Lysenko was shared on Facebook during a rally demanding justice for Daniel Prude while supporting the Black Lives Matter movement on Friday evening.

In the video, Lysenko expressed his thoughts when members of the Rochester Police Department sprayed tear gas at protesters. Much of Lysenko’s remarks expressed how displeased he was with the RPD on how they treated those in the crowd.

SCSD issued the following statement on its Twitter page.

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