2 officers assaulted by protesters

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say two officers were assaulted by protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge when they tried to arrest a man who was attempting to toss a garbage can onto police officers below.

It happened Saturday night after tens of thousands of people marched up Fifth Avenue to protest killings by police officers.

One contingent then marched across the bridge, blocking traffic for about an hour.

Police say the officers were treated for bumps and bruises, including a broken nose. Police say there have been no arrests in that incident, but a backpack full of hammers and a mask was found.

Police say a protester was arrested for disorderly conduct in a separate incident.

Saturday’s march was part of a day of protests across the nation against police killings of unarmed black men.





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