Chaos Overnight as Bronx Protesters Face Off With NYPD

Protests over the police killing of George Floyd spurred intense exchanges between officers and civilians in the Bronx late Monday night, June 1, as an 11 pm curfew was defied across New York City.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) were on the scene at Fordham Road as people continued to take to the streets in the wake of the death of Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a white police officer during an arrest in Minneapolis.

The Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) reported on Twitter that an officer was assaulted in the Bronx. Local media said a sergeant was “seriously injured” after getting struck by a car in the borough Monday night.

This video shows a chaotic scene as an NYPD officer tries to detain a suspect.

Moments later, another individual in the video smashes the back windshield of a nearby police SUV and also appears to hit an unmarked parked car.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr said on Twitter, “This is not who we are, we are better than this! This is not how we seek justice! What we saw on Fordham Rd only detracts from our message of racial justice & our calls for police reform. Such actions are not consistent with keeping the memory & legacy of those we fight for alive.” Credit: Justin Morales via Storyful