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Monday, 2 November 2020

ANTIFA protester screams 'I hope your children get raped and killed' during clashes with NYPD as anti-Trump demonstrators gather to confront a MAGA caravan crisscrossing New York

 An anti-Trump protester screamed at police that she hoped ‘all of your children get raped and killed’ during clashes in Manhattan on Sunday.

The incident took place as eleven anti-Trump protesters were arrested while gathering to confront a large caravan of Trump supporters that was seen driving around the Tri-State area while blocking traffic.

Video of the unidentified protester was posted on Twitter by Drew Hernandez, a producer for the podcast Lives Matter.

She is then heard yelling: 'You’re a f*****g disgrace to society.' 

Video from the scene shows a large crowd of protesters being pushed and shoved by police officers in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on Sunday.

The group of anti-Trump demonstrators were there to counter a ‘MAGA’ caravan that was expected to drive through parts of the city. The caravan did not appear in the area.


An anti-Trump protester is arrested by New York Police Department officers in Manhattan on Sunday

An anti-Trump protester is arrested by New York Police Department officers in Manhattan on Sunday

An anti-Trump protester reacts as he is taken into custody by NYPD officers in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on Sunday

An anti-Trump protester reacts as he is taken into custody by NYPD officers in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on Sunday

Trump supporters stop their vehicles and block traffic on the Mario Cuomo Bridge connecting Rockland and Westchester Counties in New York on Sunday

A Trump supporter is seen above posing with an effigy of a dead Antifa person while taking part in a caravan in West Nyack, New York, on Sunday

A Trump supporter is seen above posing with an effigy of a dead Antifa person while taking part in a caravan in West Nyack, New York, on Sunday

Video shows police clashing with anti-Trump protesters on West 24th Street and 10th Avenue just before 2pm in Chelsea, not far from the High Line, according to the New York Daily News.

NYPD officers on bicycles are seen in the video trying to move the protesters off the streets.


Some protesters are seen hitting police officers with umbrellas while the cops, in turn, use batons to subdue the demonstrators.

One witness said that protesters were allowed to walk on the street until they reached the Chelsea High Line overpass.

At that point, police instructed them to walk on the sidewalks.


NYPD officers are seen above lining up during an anti-Trump protest planned in opposition to a MAGA caravan on Sunday

NYPD officers are seen above lining up during an anti-Trump protest planned in opposition to a MAGA caravan on Sunday

NYPD officers are seen above arresting a photographer during a protest. The NYPD denied that it arrested credentialed journalists

NYPD officers are seen above arresting a photographer during a protest. The NYPD denied that it arrested credentialed journalists

One of the 11 protesters arrested on Sunday is seen being taken into custody by the NYPD in New York City

One of the 11 protesters arrested on Sunday is seen being taken into custody by the NYPD in New York City 

A protester marches in the street in front of a line of police officers during a protest in New York City on Sunday

A protester marches in the street in front of a line of police officers during a protest in New York City on Sunday

NYPD officers on bicycles gathered to monitor the protesters in Manhattan early Sunday afternoon

NYPD officers on bicycles gathered to monitor the protesters in Manhattan early Sunday afternoon

NYPD officers on bicycles are seen above chasing a protester who was subsequently taken into custody on Sunday

NYPD officers on bicycles are seen above chasing a protester who was subsequently taken into custody on Sunday

NYPD officers are seen above arresting a protester near the High Line in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on Sunday

NYPD officers are seen above arresting a protester near the High Line in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on Sunday

‘When they got under the viaduct, they (cops) pretty much just dispersed everyone, told everyone to get out the street,’ 24-year-old Danzail Johnson, who works as a doorman on West 24th Street, told the Daily News.

‘Whoever didn’t move quickly enough or didn’t get out the street, they arrested them and kind of just put a perimeter and shut down the whole block basically.’

Police warned the protesters using a loudspeaker.

‘If you remain in the roadway and refuse to use the available sidewalk you will be subject to arrest,’ the message on the loudspeaker said.

Johnson said that some of the demonstrators chanted: ‘How do you spell murderer? NYPD.’

A protester wears a Trump mask while gathering with other demonstrators at Madison Square Park in New York City on Sunday

A protester wears a Trump mask while gathering with other demonstrators at Madison Square Park in New York City on Sunday

One witness said that protesters were allowed to walk on the street until they reached the Chelsea High Line overpass. NYPD officers are seen above near the overpass trying to clear the sidewalk of protesters

One witness said that protesters were allowed to walk on the street until they reached the Chelsea High Line overpass. NYPD officers are seen above near the overpass trying to clear the sidewalk of protesters

A man in a wolf mask records New York police officers during the protest in Chelsea on Sunday

A man in a wolf mask records New York police officers during the protest in Chelsea on Sunday

Protesters and police officers argue on the sidewalk during the demonstration in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on Sunday

Protesters and police officers argue on the sidewalk during the demonstration in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on Sunday

A man is detained while Black Lives Matter members and people confront NYPD officers on Sunday

A man is detained while Black Lives Matter members and people confront NYPD officers on Sunday

A woman is placed in handcuffs and taken into custody by NYPD officers in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on Sunday

A woman is placed in handcuffs and taken into custody by NYPD officers in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on Sunday

A demonstrator is placed in plastic handcuffs after protesters skirmished with NYPD officers in New York City on Sunday

A demonstrator is placed in plastic handcuffs after protesters skirmished with NYPD officers in New York City on Sunday

Several protesters are seen above being detained before being led into a police van by NYPD officers in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on Sunday

Several protesters are seen above being detained before being led into a police van by NYPD officers in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on Sunday

One woman wearing a Black Lives Matter face covering is led away by police in Chelsea on Sunday

One woman wearing a Black Lives Matter face covering is led away by police in Chelsea on Sunday

One man is seen above being detained by police officers in Manhattan on Sunday during the skirmish

One man is seen above being detained by police officers in Manhattan on Sunday during the skirmish

A photojournalist who was documenting the clashes in Chelsea is seen above being arrested by NYPD officers on Sunday

A photojournalist who was documenting the clashes in Chelsea is seen above being arrested by NYPD officers on Sunday

One of those arrested was Walter (Hawk) Newsome, a founder of the Black Lives Matter movement.

There were initial reports that two of the demonstrators arrested were journalists, but the NYPD said that none of those arrested had police-issued credentials.

‘All arrested individuals from today’s protests have been verified to not be NYPD credentialed members of the press,’ the NYPD said in a statement.

The protesters initially gathered at Madison Square Park to confront the pro-Trump caravans that were seen on roadways in and around the New York metropolitan area on Sunday, according to the New York Post.

The group of demonstrators marched to the West Side Highway and then dispersed after it became apparent that the MAGA caravans would not be driving through Manhattan.

Hundreds of Trump supporters in sedans, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles waved pro-Trump banners and American flags from their cars as they formed a convoy that blocked traffic on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway as well as the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown, New York.

A supporter of President Trump holds a pro-Trump flag while taking part in a caravan that blocked traffic on the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday

A supporter of President Trump holds a pro-Trump flag while taking part in a caravan that blocked traffic on the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday

Trump supporters stop their vehicles and block traffic on the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday

Trump supporters stop their vehicles and block traffic on the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday

The caravan, which took up several lanes on the bridge, included vehicles adorned with Trump banners and Americans flags

The caravan, which took up several lanes on the bridge, included vehicles adorned with Trump banners and Americans flags

Several of the caravan participants got out of their cars while blocking traffic on the bridge on Sunday

Several of the caravan participants got out of their cars while blocking traffic on the bridge on Sunday

Vehicles in the caravan are seen above adorned with pro-police flags and Trump banners on Sunday

Vehicles in the caravan are seen above adorned with pro-police flags and Trump banners on Sunday

Trump supporters are seen above recording the events on their cell phones as they block traffic on the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday

Trump supporters are seen above recording the events on their cell phones as they block traffic on the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday

A local Democratic lawmaker demanded that New York State Police identify and arrest the caravan participants

A local Democratic lawmaker demanded that New York State Police identify and arrest the caravan participants

Trump supporters are seen above stopping traffic on the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday

Trump supporters are seen above stopping traffic on the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday

The MAGA caravan is seen above making its way toward the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday

The MAGA caravan is seen above making its way toward the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday

A Trump supporter stands on top of a car in the middle of a MAGA caravan that blocked traffic on the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday

A Trump supporter stands on top of a car in the middle of a MAGA caravan that blocked traffic on the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday

Several of the caravan participants attended a pro-Trump rally in West Nyack, New York, on Sunday

Several of the caravan participants attended a pro-Trump rally in West Nyack, New York, on Sunday

Large crowds of Trump supporters brave the rain during a demonstration in West Nyack, New York, on Sunday

Large crowds of Trump supporters brave the rain during a demonstration in West Nyack, New York, on Sunday

A Trump supporter is seen wearing a Halloween costume during a demonstration backing the president in West Nyack, New York, on Sunday

A Trump supporter is seen wearing a Halloween costume during a demonstration backing the president in West Nyack, New York, on Sunday

A Trump supporter is seen above hugging a cutout of the president during a pro-Trump rally in West Nyack on Sunday

A Trump supporter is seen above hugging a cutout of the president during a pro-Trump rally in West Nyack on Sunday

Trump supporters look at a cutout of the president during a rally in West Nyack, New York, on Sunday

Trump supporters look at a cutout of the president during a rally in West Nyack, New York, on Sunday

A photo of the president is seen adorning a vehicle that took part in the MAGA caravan in West Nyack, New York, on Sunday

A photo of the president is seen adorning a vehicle that took part in the MAGA caravan in West Nyack, New York, on Sunday

The first caravan was seen in New Jersey at around noon on Sunday.

Some 200 vehicles briefly shut down traffic on the Garden State Parkway northbound near Lakewood. Police said the caravan caused a 5-mile traffic backup.

The Trump supporters then gathered for a rally at Veterans Park in Berkeley - one of several planned for Sunday throughout New Jersey, according to the Asbury Park Press.

‘It feels good to see people who feel the same way,’ Lakewood resident Eli Smith said.

‘I don't agree with his behavior, but he did a big thing by exposing the other guys who are fake.’

One of the organizers of the Lakewood event said they wanted to show their support for the president just two days before Election Day.

‘We're going to gather over here and we're going to show our greatest president that we support him here in New Jersey,’ Lakewood resident Baruch Brog, who helped organize the event, said.

Polls in New Jersey predict that Trump will lose the state to his challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, by some 20 points. 

Trump supporters gather at Floyd Bennet Field in Queens, New York, for a rally just two days before Election Day

Trump supporters gather at Floyd Bennet Field in Queens, New York, for a rally just two days before Election Day

Scores of vehicles with pro-Trump banners and flags could be seen above at Floyd Bennet Field in Queens on Sunday

Scores of vehicles with pro-Trump banners and flags could be seen above at Floyd Bennet Field in Queens on Sunday

Still, Brog is holding out hope.

‘We're hoping to turn New Jersey red, and you never know, there's a big chance Trump could be winning New Jersey,’ he said.

‘We're hoping for another win, a landslide win 2020.’

Another pro-Trump ‘MAGA’ caravan was seen blocking several lanes on the Mario Cuomo Bridge, which connects Rockland and Westchester Counties just north of New York City.

At one point, several of the drivers got out of their cars and waved pro-Trump flags.

A local lawmaker, State Senator David Carlucci, a Democrat, slammed what he called ‘aggressive, dangerous, and reckless behavior by some Trump supporters.’

Carlucci demanded that the state police identify the caravan participants and arrest them.

‘Trump supporters are seen exiting their cars on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and causing danger to themselves and others in inclement weather and backing up Hudson Valley traffic,’ the state senator.

‘The New York State Police should be working to identify these individuals and charging them.

‘We all have the right to show support for a presidential candidate, but we do not have the right to endanger others and break the law.’

Jason Miller, a senior campaign adviser, told The New York Times that he was less concerned with the blockades and more worried about ‘downtown Washington businesses having to board up their windows in anticipation of lawless, violent Biden supporters rioting and looting on Tuesday night.’ 

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