Protests over the death of George Floyd descended into rioting on Friday at the 88th NYPD precinct in Brooklyn, New York.
A dozen police officers were injured, upwards of 200 protesters were arrested, and the 88th precinct building was vandalized according to a report from WABC-TV News.
Police utilized pepper spray to subdue protesters at Fort Greene Park, with many being tackled by cops. Protesters also torched a police van.
BREAKING: Protestors in Brooklyn set an NYPD vehicle on fire @PIX11News https://t.co/BNkximLJa6— Cristian Benavides (@Cristian Benavides)1590804589.0
BREAKING: As protestors move through Brooklyn, here is video from Fort Greene tonight @PIX11News https://t.co/n8bQQMk51F— Cristian Benavides (@Cristian Benavides)1590806174.0
Protesters posed for photographs with the burnt husk of the LAPD van and posted images on social media.
Fort Greene, Brooklyn https://t.co/L4RKHNTaKe— Simon Ostrovsky (@Simon Ostrovsky)1590804589.0
New York City Bill de Blasio tweeted about the skirmishes in Brooklyn between the police and rioters.
"We have a long night ahead of us in Brooklyn. Our sole focus is deescalating this situation and getting people home safe," he said.
We have a long night ahead of us in Brooklyn. Our sole focus is deescalating this situation and getting people home… https://t.co/Vs0A2hpoZx— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@Mayor Bill de Blasio)1590807539.0
"There will be a full review of what happened tonight," he added. "We don't ever want to see another night like this."
Earlier in the day a report from the medical examiner found that there were no signs of 'traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation' but that the officer's action may have contributed to the death of George Floyd.
Here's more about the clashes in New York City:
Protesters clash with police in NYC www.youtube.com