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Violent BLM protesters attack outdoor diners in New York, cause panic in streets while climbing onto roofs of residents' homes

When will it end?

Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Dangerous protesters converged on Rochester, New York, for the third night in a row following the release of the footage showing local authorities arresting Daniel Prude.

Who is Daniel Prude?

Prude — who was discovered running around the city streets naked and reportedly high on PCP in March — died following the detainment by Rochester police. Officers placed a spit hood on Prude during the arrest, and reportedly pressed his face into the pavement.

His family is now calling for the officers involved in Prude's arrest to be charged with murder.

An autopsy report from the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office determined that Prude died as a result of "complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint due to excited delirium due to acute phencyclidine intoxication," which is "an indication that Prude might have been high on PCP."

As of Thursday, seven officers involved in Prude's detainment were suspended pending an investigation into the matter.

What are the details?

Now-viral social media clips show a vast crowd of protesters descending on unwitting outdoor diners in Rochester on Friday night, forcing patrons to leave while smashing up tables and throwing chairs.

One protester can be heard screaming, "We're shutting your party down!"

Many of the diners begin to panic over the growing crowd — which reportedly contained at least 1,000 demonstrators — and tripped over one another in attempting to flee the outdoor dining area.

The crowd can also be heard chanting Prude's name, and demanding, "If you don't give us our s***, we shut s*** down!"

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Authorities ultimately determined the protest to be an unlawful assembly, and despite local police efforts to quell the riots with crowd-control measures, many demonstrators reportedly refused to back down.

Rioters later also reportedly began taking to residential areas, and could be seen climbing on roofs. Demonstrators reportedly set fire to at least one city bus stop during the overnight melee.

Human Events Managing Editor Ian Miles Cheong tweeted a video that was reportedly filmed at the scene, captioning it, "Black Lives Matter activists are now climbing onto people's homes in Rochester."

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Another video sees at least one demonstrator insisting that any protest efforts be aimed "toward the white folks."

“We gonna put matters into our own hands if justice don't come," another protester adds. “I'm being honest with you. We got a 100,000 deep, ready. Ya'll need to know that."

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