Black Lives Matter leader arrested during anti-Trump protests in Manhattan
( NYPost )
A leader of the Black Lives Matters movement was among a group of anti-Trump protesters arrested in Manhattan Sunday after clashing with cops, police said.
Walter “Hawk” Newsome, the president of Black Lives Matter’s Greater New York chapter, was busted along with 10 others during demonstrations at West 24th St. and 10th Ave. near the High Line in Chelsea at around 1 p.m., authorities said.
“Get your f—ing hands off me,” Newsome, 43, barked while pushing into officers, police sources said.
Newsome, a Bronx resident, was slapped with a desk appearance ticket for obstructing governmental administration and two disorderly conduct violations, authorities said. Police said Newsome was given lawful orders to disperse.
Video captured by The Post showed cops shoving protesters and blocking their path on the Manhattan sidewalk.
On Sunday, anti-Trump protesters had confronted pro-Trump caravans near Madison Square Park as supporters of the president took to streets and highways across the New York region ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election.