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Two arrested during protests near Trump Tower in NYC

Two people were arrested during protests near Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan Wednesday night, The Post has learned.

The two individuals were arrested for disorderly conduct, according to a law enforcement source.

Dozens of anti-Trump and Black Lives Matter protesters stood in front of barricades on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street as several NYPD officers in face masks and shields surrounded Trump Tower.

Protestor Jimmy Brewer, who lives in Brooklyn, said he was “disgusted” by Wednesday’s events in Washington, D.C.

“I’m disgusted by this country, dude,” Brewer, 25, told The Post. “What I saw today was just a blatant disregard for fellow Americans and democratic norms.”

Video of the scene posted to social media shows several officers trying to get a hold of the protesters, who can be seen running through Fifth Avenue. One protester can even be seen banging on an orange traffic cone like a drum, video shows.

Protesters kept heckling cops by yelling, “S–t head! S–t head!” and “Blue lives don’t matter. You know that, right?”

The NYC arrests come after Washington, DC experienced a violent day that saw supporters of President Trump storming the US Capitol as Congress was certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said four people, including a woman who was shot at the US Capitol, died Wednesday. The other three victims died during “medical emergencies,” Contee added.

With Post Wires



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