I was on my way back from a wedding event, of all things, and heard this huge commotion coming from Times Square. There were helicopters overhead, so I knew something was up. Sure enough, a group of anti-Trump demonstrators were marching towards Times Square after protesting the candidate at a Republican black-tie affair uptown. I caught up with the group on 49th Street, and this is where it got ugly. The protesters seemed to be trying to antagonize the cops, who were absolutely not going to turn the other cheek. A protester was violently arrested right in front of me. I witnessed three cops about to lose control and go after the protesters, only to be calmed down by other cops. The protesters, for their part, seemed a bit clueless with no definite path of where they would be marching. I spoke with one protester and the original goal was to reach Times Square, though they would probably be headed down to Union Square she said. The group represented a mix of interests including anti-Trump and Black Lives Matter.
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