A Black Lives Matter (BLM) anti-police protest in New York City turned violent on Friday night, (Feb. 12, 2021) resulting in 11 arrests and two police being injured.
The Blaze explains:
An anti-police march attended by Black Lives Matter members in New York City descended into violence Friday night.
About 100 protesters attended the “F*** 12” march in Midtown Manhattan. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, “F*** 12” and “F12” are anti-police terms that mean “f*** the police,” a reference to the police TV shows “Adam-12” or “Barney Miller,” which was set at the New York City Police Department’s 12th Precinct.
Demonstrators with Black Lives Matter, which was nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize three weeks ago, burned an American flag and a pro-law enforcement thin blue line flag near the NYPD kiosk in Times Square in a supposed protest against police brutality.
According to the New York Post, a group of protestors also surrounded and beat a man they mistakenly thought was a cop. In fact, he was a photographer for a local newspaper.
The New York Post explains;
Costanza was surrounded and struck after one of the marchers recognized him from a previous BLM protest outside the NYPD’s Sixth Precinct station house in Greenwich Village last year, according to the sources.
The agitated protester began yelling, “He’s a cop!”
About a dozen people surrounded the lensman, shoving him and beating him with their fists and other objects, the sources said.
Other than a broken nose, the photographer wasn’t seriously injured.