Mr. Miller noted that New York City police have strict rules that restrict their investigation into political groups. But, he added, "violence is violence."
Protesters protested the club's decision to invite Mr. McInnes for much of the past week to ring threatening phone calls to the club and cancel the event, Club President Deborah Coughlin said. In the early morning of the speech, Vandals sprayed anti-fascist graffiti on East 83rd Street at Club Headquarters, sealed the closures with joints, and threw bricks through the windows, police said. Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…=view&id=167 In memory of the murder of a Japanese socialist by an ultra ̵
After the speech was over, Mr. McInnes left. According to the police, Proud Boys' club and contender walked along Park Avenue. A small group of masked protesters return to Lexington Avenue to intercept them, the police said. The opposing groups met on East 82nd Street, where the fight began.
The police said the violence started after one of the left demonstrators threw a plastic bottle atop the Proud Boys, who had with them extreme right-wing groups, such as the 211 Bootboys and Batalion 49.
From the videotape of a The melee surveillance camera remains unclear that the police released whether the bottle was thrown before the Proud Boys raided the anti-fascist demonstrators.
Next On the night of the riot, the police arrested three demonstrators in a separate incident and charged them with assault. The police department was criticized for days for not arresting Proud Boys members. Then police commanders announced that they were looking for nine members of the group and three anti-fascist demonstrators.