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A mob upset over Jordan Neely's chokehold death launched a protest in New York City that turned aggressive. The protesters clashed with police and purposely blocked the subway tracks to disrupt public transportation on Saturday.
Video shows a group of protesters standing on the subway tracks to disrupt public transportation. The agitators blocked the subway track serving the F and Q trains, which caused the trains to be temporarily shut down. Video shows the moment an incoming train heads towards the protesters, but is forced to stop before getting to the subway platform.
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\u201cBreaking: Protesters are now disrupting the subway in NYC for Jordan Neely\u201d— Rebecca Brannon (@Rebecca Brannon) 1683411315
Jordan Neely protesters clashed with NYPD officers on the subway platform. Demonstrators became violent and got into physical confrontations with police officers. Some agitators refused to stop blocking the doors of a subway car from closing. The angry mob intimidated subway passengers from exiting the train.
\u201cWoman in green and NYPD cop get into fight. Multiple arrests being made and protesters pinned to ground. \n\n#JordanNeely\u201d— Rebecca Brannon (@Rebecca Brannon) 1683412740
\u201cNYC subway riders are getting frustrated with protesters interrupting and disrupting their rides \n\n#JordanNeely\u201d— Rebecca Brannon (@Rebecca Brannon) 1683412468
Numerous agitators were arrested by police.
\u201cNPYD Police wrestle with another protester who resists arrest and is taken down on the ground and cuffed.\u201d— Rebecca Brannon (@Rebecca Brannon) 1683416810
\u201cTwo majors arrests were just made as protesters continue to clash with NYPD.\n\nOne protester claims he can\u2019t breathe.\n\nThe other is carried away in cuffs.\n\n#JordanNeely\u201d— Rebecca Brannon (@Rebecca Brannon) 1683416315
Independent photojournalist Rebecca Brannon took video of an injured NYPD officer hobbling to a police vehicle while protesters shouted, "I hope you die!"
\u201cA NYPD officer has been injured after being pushed in a clash w/ protesters - I\u2019m told he may have a broken leg. \n\nI\u2019m not sure if it can be heard in the audio but protesters shout \u201cI hope you die!\u201d\u201d— Rebecca Brannon (@Rebecca Brannon) 1683417295
Brannon also alleged, "There were also reports some ran down the tunnels, disrupting the subways for hours and thousands in transit. I’m told the subways are still disrupted and backed up all over."
Protesters threatened to "tear the city down" if there was no justice for Neely.
\u201cNew York City protesters angry over the death of Jordan Neely are threatening to "tear the city down" unless something is done about the marine who killed him.\u201d— Ian Miles Cheong (@Ian Miles Cheong) 1683419112
The protests were spawned by the death of career criminal Jordan Neely by a U.S. Marine who put him in a chokehold after becoming aggressive on the subway.
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Paul Sacca is a staff writer for Blaze News.