Antifa, Protestors March Through NYC as Fears of Political Violence Heighten

Antifa protesters wearing helmets and carrying riot shields marched through the streets of Manhattan demanding “Trump and Pence leave White House now.”

Hundreds of protesters dressed head to toe in black marched from Central Park to Madison Square Park, the New York Post reported.

“Burn it down,” marchers chanted as they passed a New York police substation in Times Square. There were no reports of violence and no arrests were made, according to the newspaper.

One person was seen waving a Black Lives Matter flag and another dressed in a mock police uniform with a pig’s head, a derogatory reference to police, pointing a microphone at different members of the NYPD.

One woman held a placard saying “Trump Lost! Fascists Get Out!” and “Trump/Pence Out Now,” the Daily Mail reported.

“Burn it down,” the group chanted as they passed an NYPD substation in Times Square, according to The New York Post.

The NYC protest came a day after clashes between Trump supporters and Antifa protesters in San Diego, where rocks, bottles and eggs were thrown at police during what was declared an unlawful assembly, according to the Daily Mail report.

The left-wing activist group Antifa generally agree that the best way to combat “far right-wing” ideas is through violence, and frequently clashes with opposition groups throughout the country, Fox News reported.

Antifa-inspired violence, particularly since the death of George Floyd, has swept through various cities across the U.S and has included shootings, assault, vandalism, arson and other crimes.

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met and married an American journalist and moved to D.C. from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A. in Graphics, Media, and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

Photo: NEW YORK, USA - JANUARY 09: Protesters are gathered at the Times Square to protest President Trump in New York City, United States on January 09, 2021. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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