Hundreds of people have been arrested overnight after taking part in protests across America.
The New York Police department arrested more than 200 during protests overnight, the department’s press office told CNN early Monday morning, adding most of the arrests were made in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
At least seven officers were injured and about a dozen vehicles were damaged during the protests, the NYPD said.
Hundreds of people were also arrested in the Los Angeles area on Sunday, according to officials there.
There were at least nine fires in the city of Santa Monica, and the police and fire department responded to over 1,000 9-1-1 calls since 12 p.m (local), according to a news release from the City of Santa Monica.
The city said in a tweet, “On the average day, the City responds to 200 emergency calls.”
The San Diego Police Department tweeted that “over 100 people were arrested & booked in to jail for charges ranging from failure to disperse, burglary, assaulting officers & vandalism” from May 31 to June 1.
San Diego Police Sgt. Clinton Leisz said protests had “calmed down quite a bit,” but told CNN Leisz that several businesses had been vandalized or looted.
Peaceful demonstrations will be facilitated. Violent & destructive acts will be addressed,” police said in their tweet.
Protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, overnight led to the arrests of 15 people, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police tweeted.
One of the protesters was arrested for hitting an officer in the face with a rock, the police department said. Three others were arrested on illegal weapon charges.
edition.cnn.com 2020-06-01 11:52:23