Echauffourées dans le Bronx (New York) – 24 mars 2012

 

‘Riot,’ Mass Arrests in Bronx After Bottles Hurled at Cops From Building

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March 29, 2012 1:44pm

March 29, 2012  | By Patrick Wall, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

CONCOURSE VILLAGE — A wild melee broke out in the Bronx Saturday after scores of police officers stormed a six-story building where glass bottles had been hurled from a roof at cops below.

As police surrounded the building at 355 E. 163rd St., some 50 people gathered outside, sparking fights with officers that left one cop with an injured hand and at least 10 people — including four who are younger than 16 — under arrest on charges ranging from rioting and disorderly conduct to assault, according to police.

Criminal complaints charge that those arrested were « pushing, grabbing, and kicking » officers as they tried to find and capture the people who had thrown the bottles, and that members of the crowd refused to disperse.

But witnesses and people named in the complaints say they were merely bystanders who police indiscriminately arrested, including an eighth-grade boy who said he was pepper-sprayed and punched soon after returning from Saturday school and a mother who said she was pepper-sprayed and arrested while trying to stop her sons from joining the fray. Read more…

~ par Alain Bertho sur 30 mars 2012.

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