More than two dozen anti-police protesters stormed the lower Manhattan headquarters of the NYPD’s largest union Wednesday, with some chaining themselves to the security turnstiles, officials said.
“Stop murdering us!” the group chanted as they entered the lobby just after 9 a.m., police said.
“We’re here today to demand three things,” one man is heard shouting in a video posted to Twitter.
“Number one: Fire Officer [Wayne] Isaacs, who murdered Delrawn Small in Brooklyn. Number two, divest from policing and invest in solutions that actually keep our communities safe. And don’t murder us!”
The protesters were all members of an activist organization called Black Youth Project 100, which describes itself online as a collection of 18- to 35- year-olds “dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people.”
After being stopped by security, some of the demonstrators chained themselves to the turnstiles at the checkpoint, while others sat on the floor.