On the 1st of November, which is the day for the #MAGADrag, there was a gathering of counter-protesters marching on Madison Square part toward Chelsea’s piers. A large police group with riot gear surrounded the group and made some arrests after asking them to leave the roadway. Among those arrested were journalists, protesters, and Hawk Newsome, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter New York chapter.
The NYPD has since posted on their social media page, denying all allegation of arresting members of the press, saying no member of the NYPD credentialed press was arrested.
Journalists, Hawk Newsome and Protesters Arrested in Chelsea, New York City https://t.co/QEoSsGJtli
— @SCOOTERCASTER (FNTV) (@ScooterCasterNY) November 1, 2020