Daughter of NYC Mayor de Blasio arrested at violent Manhattan protest

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Despite Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Shea commending NYPD for their actions during the last few days of protests, the city's public advocate, Jumaane Williams, criticized police for creating what he deemed "unnecessary tensions".

Protesters march down the street as thrash burns in the background during a solidarity rally for George Floyd.

Another demonstrator, whose mask read "I can't breathe", said: "We need to be treated just as fairly as anybody else".

The news was first reported by the New York Post.

Police later justified the aggressive move, saying the officer driving hit the gas after spotting what they claimed was a flaming bag on top of the vehicle.

However, he explained that those protests should be peacefully organized to cause real change, relating back to activists Dr. Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi. City Hall spokespeople didn't immediately comment.

Many local police departments relied largely on a tried-and-true tactic: drawing firm lines of officers, marking where protesters aren't allowed to cross, according to Frank Straub, director of the Center for Mass Violence Response Studies at the National Police Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve policing. She then threw the firebomb at the windows of a New York Police Department van; the device did not ignite and officers inside escaped unharmed, arresting Shader as she attempted to flee. Her 21-year-old sister, Darian Shader, interfered with the arrest and was also taken into custody, the police said.

Peaceful protests should never be met with walls of police officers, Williams explained during a separate Sunday morning press conference. Floyd, an unarmed black man, died after being held down on the street with a knee pressed against his neck for more than eight minutes. Later, the mayor declared a state of emergency with a 7 p.m. curfew, citing likely civil unrest.

The governor said state Attorney General Letitia James will investigate actions by both NYPD officers and protesters.

Surveillance video captured Rahman running into a tan minivan driven by Colinford Mattis, a lawyer and member of Community Board 5 in East New York who allegedly graduated from Princeton University and the New York University School of Law.

In Union Square on Saturday, protesters climbed onto a police department vehicle, which had a shattered windshield and lights blaring, as onlookers cheered.

"Compared to how things turned out yesterday, this is a lot better". "If you want to get your point across, this is the way to do it".

Ede Fox, 48, said she was sitting in her parked vehicle on Flatbush Avenue when suddenly the protest turned chaotic when a police SUV sped down the avenue behind the crowd.

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