7 people arrested after crowds gather at Washington Square Park

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Monday, June 28, 2021
Several arrested at Washington Square Park following Pride festivities
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Several people were arrested inside Washington Square Park following Pride festivities.

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- At least seven people have been arrested after people gathered at Washington Square Park during pride celebrations in Manhattan.

A woman says police started pepper-spraying people and became physical at around 7:45 p.m. Sunday.

Police say four people were arrested for disorderly conduct, and three for assaulting police officers.

One woman in her 20s allegedly bit an officer, another woman in her 20s threw a water bottle at an officer, and a man was arrested for assaulting a police officer.

There is no word on whether the arrests are related to the celebrations.

No one was seriously injured.

One week and a half ago, a man was arrested after he allegedly was threatening people with a Taser.

Also earlier this month, police, local politicians and the community met on June 16 to address the crime and violence inside the park. A midnight curfew was put into place to help get control of the situation, but community members say many are ignoring curfew.


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