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NYPD Officers Restrain Man Smashing Patrol Car Windshield During Protest for Tyre Nichols

A man climbed onto a patrol car in New York City’s Time Square and smashed the windshield during a protest on on Friday, January 27, following the release of bodycam footage showing Memphis Police beating Tyre Nichols to death.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reported that 29-year-old Nichols died in the hospital on January 10 after a physical altercation with police on January 7. The five officers who “caused Nichols’ injuries” were charged with second-degree murder on Thursday.

Demonstrators took to the streets after the body camera footage showing the violent altercation was released to the public on Friday.

Video posted by @datainput on Friday shows officers swarming a man as he smashed a police car windshield in Times Square.

Local news outlets reported that the man “was arrested for criminal mischief to a police vehicle” while “two other people were also arrested during the protests but it was unclear what for.” Credit: @datainput via Storyful

Video Transcript

- --people!

- (CHANTING) What is injustice?

- Stop snitching! Stop snitching!

- --is injustice!

- And that's--

- Whoo!

- Whoa!

- Oh!

- You're gonna tell-- (CHANTING) Everywhere we go!

- Stop the cameras! No cameras!

- (CHANTING) People wanna know!

- --out of the way.

- Yo! Get out of here before--

- (CHANTING) Oooh-yah!

- (CHANTING) Oooh-yah!

- C'mon, Ma'am! Ma'am!

- (CHANTING) I was [INAUDIBLE]!

- (CHANTING) Ooh-yeah.

- (CHANTING) We are the people!

[DOG BARKING]

- (CHANTING) We are the people!

- Oh!

[DOG BARKING]

[CROWD SHOUTING]

- No!

- No! No!

- Easy! Easy! Easy! Easy!

- Whoa, whoa!

- Easy! Easy! Easy! Easy!

[CROWD SHOUTING]

- Easy! Easy!

- Stop!

- You're hurting me! Who's grabbing me? Take it easy!

POLICE: Back up!

- Take it easy!

POLICE: Back up!

- Take it eas--

- (POLICE RADIO) Come in for Georgia.

- Take it easy!

- Back up!

- Take it easy!

- Back up!

- Take it eaasy! Take it easy!

POLICE: Back up! Back up! Back up!

- Let's get this stuff outta here.

[CROWD SHOUTING]

- That's the line!

- Back up!

- Better back up!

- Back up!

- Back up!

- Back up!

- No! You back up!

- I've got two guys. One [INAUDIBLE] without [INAUDIBLE].

[CROWD SHOUTING]

- Guys! Just stir it! Just split up!

- Back up! Back up! Back up!

- You guys!

- Back up!

- Take it easy!

- Back up!

- You can try! You can fucking try!

- (SHOUTING) --me!

- Woah!

- You're breaking my arm!

- Hey! Get away from her!

- Go, go, go!

- Get away from her! Get off of--

- Woah! You're breaking my arm!

- Hey! Get away from her!

- Go, go, go!

- Get away from her! Get off of her!

- Back up!

- We're on [INAUDIBLE].

- Take it easy!

- Yo! Help them!

- Who was that?

- You're hurting them!

- What is that?

- You're hurting them! You're hurting them!

- Back up!

- I'm trying to.

- Whoa!

- Yo! What ha-- [INAUDIBLE] Yo!

- Take it easy.

- You're gonna pay!

- Move out of the way. Everybody's gotta back up!

- Let's go!

- Huh! They pushed me. I didn't push.

- --up! Back up! Back up! Back up! Back up! Back up! That's it, back up.

[CROWD SHOUTING]

- Let them go!

- Let them go!

- Let them go!

- Let them go!

- Let them go! Let them go! Let them go!

- Rally! Rally! Rally!

- --can't stand up.

- Rally!

- Now lift up your hands.

- Rally!

- Rally!

- Rally! Do it! [INAUDIBLE] me.

- Who is that?

- Get up on that.

- I'm about that mad.

- OK. Over here.

- Please! I'm about [INAUDIBLE].

- Are you OK?

- No fucking-- I'm not fucking fine.

- We'll go over here. We're gonna go over here sir, all right? Back up.

- Bitch!

- Yo. Move.

- Bitch! Bitch! Bitch!

- He said we gotta go to the side. Move your sign. Move your sign.

[CROWD SHOUTING]

- Oh!

- Move!

- Look at her! Look at her!

- Move! Move! Move!

- Look-- Everybody else go, go, go, go! Get our stuff.

- --give them our information. Go get our information. Get our information. Yo let's go, let's go.

- Back up. Back up.

- You got the camera on?

- Huh? Come on.

- Let's go!

- Let's go, y'all! Let's go, y'all!

- You guys-- sidewalks, sidewalks-- keep moving! Sidewalk! Sidewalk! Gotta get on the sidewalk!

- Move me!

- Bruh.

[CROWD SHOUTING]