Protestors clashed with police in street in front of Metropolitan Museum of Art
Police have arrested multiple people after a large group of Black Lives Matter protestors began to demonstrate outside of the Met Gala.
在星期一, as the high fashion event took place on the steps of and inside New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, a group of protestors clashed with police in the street in front of the iconic building.
In footage of the encounter shared to Twitter, officers can be heard yelling at members of the crowd to “back up,” while some protestors can be seen being detained.
According to the DailyMail, which viewed a flyer from the protest, the demonstrators, who were chanting: “Black Lives Matter,” were part of a protest organised by an “autonomous group of NYC abolitionists who believe that policing does not protect and serve communities”.
“The NYPD has a total financial allocation of $11bn per year. This money goes towards racist policing that destroys Black and brown communities while people who are struggling do not get the resources they need. CARE, not COPS, is the answer,” the flyer read.
Prior to the arrests, the protestors seemed to be peacefully demonstrating in the street, with additional video footage showing the large crowd chanting and people hanging on the traffic light posts.