I cannot understand how writing “FUCK” on the beautiful and historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral in any way helps the fight against racial injustice. People with ulterior motives are negating legitimate suffering with their disgusting acts.
The demonstrators likely befouled the walls of the church as they marched past on Saturday afternoon as part of a city-wide protest of the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.
NYPD officers clashed with protestors all over Manhattan and Brooklyn on Friday and Saturday, with one woman taken into custody for throwing a homemade Molotov cocktail at four police officers in Brooklyn. The officers escaped unharmed when the device failed to ignite.
Samantha Shader, 27, was accused of throwing the device at the police and faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty with NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea previously seeking to bring attempted murder charges against her.
Shader allegedly bit a cop on the leg as she was taken into custody.
Two Brooklyn residents were also arrested after they threw Molotov cocktails at an unoccupied NYPD vehicle in a separate incident.