A mob upset over Jordan Neely’s chokehold death launched a protest in New York City that turned aggressive. The protesters clashed with police and purposely blocked the subway tracks to disrupt public transportation on Saturday.
Video shows a group of protesters standing on the subway tracks to disrupt public transportation. The agitators blocked the subway track serving the F and Q trains, which caused the trains to be temporarily shut down. Video shows the moment an incoming train heads towards the protesters, but is forced to stop before getting to the subway platform.
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Jordan Neely protesters clashed with NYPD officers on the subway platform. Demonstrators became violent and got into physical confrontations with police officers. Some agitators refused to stop blocking the doors of a subway car from closing. The angry mob intimidated subway passengers from exiting the train.
Numerous agitators were arrested by police.
Independent photojournalist Rebecca Brannon took video of an injured NYPD officer hobbling to a police vehicle while protesters shouted, “I hope you die!”
Brannon also alleged, “There were also reports some ran down the tunnels, disrupting the subways for hours and thousands in transit. I’m told the subways are still disrupted and backed up all over.”
Protesters threatened to “tear the city down” if there was no justice for Neely.
The protests were spawned by the death of career criminal Jordan Neely by a U.S. Marine who put him in a chokehold after becoming aggressive on the subway.
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