NYPD: 8 people arrested at Trump Tower protest sparked by chaos in Washington, D.C.

The NYPD is on high alert and local officials are denouncing the chaos in Washington, D.C.

News 12 Staff

Jan 7, 2021, 7:20 PM

Updated 1,256 days ago

Share:

The NYPD is on high alert and local officials are denouncing the chaos in Washington, D.C.
In New York City, authorities say eight people were arrested outside Trump Tower after protests there last night.
Video from the Citizen App shows a crowd gathering outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and East 57th Street. The NYPD says of the eight people arrested, six were given summonses for disorderly conduct and released. The two others were issued desk appearance tickets.
In some of the videos posted on social media, protesters are seen voicing their anger in regards to the way things were handled in D.C. on Wednesday compared to how they were handled over the summer.
On Thursday, News 12 spoke to some residents at the Barclays Center, where at least one group plans to hold an anti-Trump rally in the evening.
One resident said she saw it as "the natural end" for the last four years, adding that it was a sad moment for the nation. She added that she was shocked that police did not respond as they did with the Black Lives Matter protesters last summer.
Another resident said she was in disbelief, saying she never considered such a chaotic scene would happen at the nation's capital.
Meantime, NYPD tells News 12 no extra security measures are in place today.
Police sources confirmed to News 12 that an internal memo was sent out much like the ones sent out prior to the election and during the protests and riots over the summer, calling for officers to be on alert.


More from News 12
2:27
NJ cities make ready for potential heat wave. Here’s how to avoid heat-related illnesses

NJ cities make ready for potential heat wave. Here’s how to avoid heat-related illnesses

1:47
Sunny, hot Monday kicks off scorching week in New Jersey

Sunny, hot Monday kicks off scorching week in New Jersey

0:27
Skip the Stuff: Hoboken City Council approves measure aimed to reduced plastic waste

Skip the Stuff: Hoboken City Council approves measure aimed to reduced plastic waste

1:22
Double celebration: Paterson block party celebrates Father's Day and Eid al-Adha

Double celebration: Paterson block party celebrates Father's Day and Eid al-Adha

1:03
South Brunswick brothers who served in WWII and Korean war honored with street dedication

South Brunswick brothers who served in WWII and Korean war honored with street dedication

Is your dad awesome? New Jersey tell us why your dad rocks!

Is your dad awesome? New Jersey tell us why your dad rocks!

2:02
 A potential heat wave is coming. These sunscreen tips can save your skin

A potential heat wave is coming. These sunscreen tips can save your skin

0:23
Police: 3 suspects wanted for home burglary in Boonton Township

Police: 3 suspects wanted for home burglary in Boonton Township

1:37
Sinkhole rips through Hoboken waterfront walkway

Sinkhole rips through Hoboken waterfront walkway

1:00
Morristown records building showcases artworks by Black and Afro-Latina artists

Morristown records building showcases artworks by Black and Afro-Latina artists

0:20
EF-0 landspout tornado confirmed in Lawrence Township, NWS says

EF-0 landspout tornado confirmed in Lawrence Township, NWS says

1:57
‘Unity in the community.’ Juneteenth Festival celebrated along Bergen Street in Newark

‘Unity in the community.’ Juneteenth Festival celebrated along Bergen Street in Newark

0:38
Stafford police: Shoplifting suspect found with deer inside bag, crack cocaine at ShopRite

Stafford police: Shoplifting suspect found with deer inside bag, crack cocaine at ShopRite

0:26
Authorities: Paramus man obtained COVID-19 relief loans for business that closed before pandemic

Authorities: Paramus man obtained COVID-19 relief loans for business that closed before pandemic

2:04
Kevin Jonas undergoes surgery to remove common skin cancer; urges fans to get checked

Kevin Jonas undergoes surgery to remove common skin cancer; urges fans to get checked

1:43
Severe thunderstorms on Friday cause damage across New Jersey

Severe thunderstorms on Friday cause damage across New Jersey

1:02
Police: Armed suspect barricaded at Woodbridge gas station

Police: Armed suspect barricaded at Woodbridge gas station

0:53
New Jersey will soon see a stretch of 90-degree days. Here’s how to stay safe

New Jersey will soon see a stretch of 90-degree days. Here’s how to stay safe

0:38
Jersey Proud: Battleship New Jersey comes to Paulsboro this weekend before heading back to Camden

Jersey Proud: Battleship New Jersey comes to Paulsboro this weekend before heading back to Camden

2:01
Police in New Jersey say burglars are using Wi-Fi jammers to target homes. Here's what you need to know.

Police in New Jersey say burglars are using Wi-Fi jammers to target homes. Here's what you need to know.