Two police officers pinned a man to the ground in Washington Square Park on Saturday, June 5, as a large number of police tried to enforce a 10pm curfew.
The new weekend curfew was imposed by police and the city’s parks department amid safety concerns in the area, according to local reports. The park now closes at the earlier time of 10pm, rather than midnight.
Video shared by @datainput shows police officers pinning a man to to the ground while people can be heard shouting “let him go”, “get a doctor for that man” and “he needs medical attention now.” Later on, police can be seen trying to lift the man onto a stretcher. Credit: @datainput via Storyful