A group of rioters in New York City lit fires, clashed with officers, and were arrested in large numbers Wednesday, according to police, as tensions rise over the election in cities across the country, and a presidential winner has yet to be declared.
A large mob moved through the streets, chanting “burn the precinct to the ground” in what was originally organized as an election protest. A total of 60 people were apprehended by law enforcement throughout the night, as the group set garbage cans ablaze and harassed local businesses.
One woman was arrested for spitting in an officer's face. The woman was later identified as Devina Singh. She was yelling in the officer's f**k “F*ck you, fascist!” and he pulled his mask up to cover his face to stay safe from the coronavirus. The lady spits in his face, he then took her to the ground and cuffed her.
Deranged activist says “f—k you fascist”, spits on police officer and is promptly arrested in the West Village. pic.twitter.com/HezzGK4FBo
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 5, 2020
According to TMZ
NYPD hauled off 50 protesters in handcuffs during election unrest in the city, and the most egregious, disgusting offense -- seen on camera, anyway -- was a woman who spit in an officer's face.
24-year-old Devina Singh yelled "F**k you, fascist!" in the cop's face twice before spitting, then she immediately got arrested. She was charged with obstruction of governmental administration, violation of local law and harassment.
Singh was among a group of demonstrators who got hostile and clashed with cops in Manhattan late Wednesday night into Thursday. Law enforcement sources tell us most of the arrests made in the chaos were for disorderly conduct and obstruction of governmental administration.
The violence followed a peaceful protest nearby in NYC's Washington Square Park with people chanting, "Count the vote" -- seemingly in response to President Trump's outrage over the election process and allegations of voting fraud in several states.