Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter was among many arrested Saturday according to reports that came out as a fourth night of furious protest spiraled Sunday.
Chiara de Blasio, 25, was taken into custody at 12th Street and Broadway as she blocked traffic and refused to move, the New York Post reported. She gave her father’s Gracie Mansion address to arresting police.
She was released after being given a desk appearance ticket, the Daily News reported.
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On Sunday, some of the largest protests seen in NYC since George Floyd was killed in Minnesota on May 25, 2020, were largely peaceful until about 10 p.m., when a crowd in the East Village surrounded police and began to get rowdy with cars being set on fire.
On Saturday, several police cars in the Union Square area and in Brooklyn were set on fire. The NYPD said 33 cops were injured and 47 vehicles damaged that night.
Crowds gathered throughout Sunday, with most being peaceful. One moved down Fifth Avenue, through Times Square and down to Foley Square, watched by police but left to demonstrate reports Patch.
Another gathered in Brooklyn and moved into Manhattan over the Manhattan Bridge, blocking the bridge before moving through Soho and into the Union Square area where more vehicle fires were seen.
Hundreds of people have been arrested in New York City since the first protests started Thursday night. CNN reported that one in every seven people arrested gave addresses from outside the city.
Photo credit: Mayor de Blasio and wife Charlaine.