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Politics 11 arrested after clashes at 'Jews for Trump' rally in New York

17:20  26 october  2020
17:20  26 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Eleven people were arrested Sunday after a skirmish broke out in New York between anti-Trump protesters and a group called "Jews for Trump."

a police car parked on a city street: 11 arrested after clashes at 'Jews for Trump' rally in New York © The Hill 11 arrested after clashes at 'Jews for Trump' rally in New York

According to the New York Times, the incident occurred when a caravan of Trump supporters ran into anti-Trump protestors from Brooklyn at Times Square. Physical and verbal altercations were exchanged between the two groups with words such as "fascists" and "anarchists" exchanged before police officers broke them up.

According to the report, everyone arrested in the incident has been released except for one person who threw eggs at the face of two police officers.

Former New York City mayor and Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani was also reportedly involved in the incident when he encountered the anti-Trump protestors while driving down 5th Avenue.

In a video posted on Twitter, Giuliani can be seen in the passenger seat of a car with the windows down while protestors went up to the vehicle and shouted expletives.

"Look at all the animals here," he said referring to the protestors. "They can only say two words 'F-you. F-you.' Must be a breakdown in education. Extremely inarticulate young people."

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In a later interview, Giuliani said the encounter happened after he had taped his radio show.

The New York Times noted that the NYPD does not expect this confrontation to be the last in the city as Election Day gets closer.

Police officials have stressed officers must remain neutral. However, on Saturday an NYPD officer drove through Brooklyn in a patrol car and proclaimed his support for Trump through a megaphone. That officer has since been suspended without pay.

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