Following the arrests, one counter-protester confronted the "Asians for Trump" portion of the event.— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) March 6, 2021
"Fight me, fight me then!" she told one.
One chanted "We love Trump!" and said "Trump will win for a third time."
"I can smell you from here!" the counter-protester said. pic.twitter.com/7t82mFckdA
Supporters of former President Donald Trump held a parade in New York City on Friday, but were met by counter-protesters. The event featured the unfurling of a 50-foot "Trump 2024" flag, and a march from Trump Tower to Times Square, but tensions flared after a counter-protest was staged.
A large crowd of Trump supporters marched down Fifth Avenue and carried Gadsden and thin blue line flags as well as large banners, including one showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi depicted as being evil while ripping up a copy of Trump's 2020 State of the Union speech.
As the Trump supporters made their way to Times Square, NYPD officers attempted to keep counter-protesters at bay. However, there were several tense exchanges and multiple arrests.
Video journalist Ford Fischer from News 2 Share shared footage from the event, including the moment where a counter-protester confronted a group with "Asians for Trump" signs. The counter-protester gets in the face of one Trump supporter and screams, "Fight me, Fight me then!"
"As the rally rounded into the pedestrian plaza on Broadway and 42nd street, the group stopped and several counter-protesters began yelling... (Read more)
Four arrests were made for various crimes, including assaults on police officers and weapons possession. Violent actions will not be tolerated from those who claim to be “peaceful protestors”. pic.twitter.com/kke0GzpwAw— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) March 5, 2021
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