Cops Were Banned From NYC Pride. They Showed Up With Riot Gear.
Cops were told to stay away from New York City’s Pride celebrations this year, but they clearly didn’t listen.
Eight people were arrested on Sunday after skirmishes between the New York Police Department and people celebrating Pride in and around Washington Square Park in New York City. Reporters on the scene described a wave of battle-ready cops descending on the park.
“I am currently watching NYPD charge Washington Square Park with riot gear (helmets, pepper spray, batons),” tweeted Business Insider reporter Meredith Cash. “Potentially to break up Pride celebrations? It certainly...