This video was taken during yesterday’s protest against the killing of Kimani Gray and shows the events that led to the supposed riot.
After a candlelight vigil, protesters take the streets and begin marching. Police arrive and begin harassing a young protester. They become upset when an officer lays his hands on them and begins to yell but is careful not to touch the officer, who seems was trying to start a conflict. Another officer then grabs her from behind, spins her and pushes her towards another officer. A protester could be heard screaming “Don’t shoot" at the police.
After the harassment, some protesters start to set street barricades to block NYPD cruisers and throw bottles at the officers who were trying to intimidate them. Protesters are then seen walking pass garbage and boxes of fruits on the sidewalk after a Rite Aid was trashed.
The protesters arrive at the 67th precinct, the same precinct who’s officers killed Shantel Davis last year, only to be blocked off by officers from 3 other precincts and separated into several smaller groups on the sidewalk. Police then try to shine a fashlight at the camera to disrupt the video. This is a common tactic practiced by the NYPD and other law enforcement during protests.
At the end of the video, 7 riot police enter a building while protesters ask them if they have a warrant.