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NYPD van torched as NYC's George Floyd protests heat up

NYPD van torched as NYC's George Floyd protests heat up | 29 May 2020 | Anti-cop rage over the police-custody death of George Floyd boiled over in New York City on Friday night -- with a few dozen protesters trying to surround the 88th precinct in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill neighborhood before being rebuffed by a massive NYPD mobilization. Meanwhile, hundreds more protester at nearby Fort Greene Park, where some set an empty NYPD van on fire at around 9:30 p.m. The same crowd had converged on the Barclay's Center in Prospect Heights hours earlier, with police releasing chemical mace at the unruly demonstration there. And still earlier in the day, in Lower Manhattan, at least 30 protesters were busted, including a man arrested for allegedly punching an NYPD sergeant in the head with brass knuckles.