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Arrests, Injuries Result From Police Brutality Protests in NYC, Calif.

By    |   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 10:42 PM

Two New York City police officers were assaulted Tuesday after about 100 protesters from an anti-police brutality demonstration mobbed the Brooklyn Bridge, Fox News reports.

"Violence or threats of violence against the police are unacceptable and will absolutely not be tolerated," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement, Fox News reports. "These attacks will be thoroughly investigated, and we will urge the full prosecution of the perpetrators."

The Stop Mass Incarceration Network organized the demonstration, with roughly 400 people participating at Union Square, The New York Times reported. \

Participants then marched toward NYPD headquarters in Lower Manhattan; Fox News says about 100 demonstrators flooded onto the Brooklyn Bridge, snarling traffic during the evening rush hour.

Police fought with protesters on both the Manhattan and Brooklyn sides of the bridge, slamming some to the ground before binding their hands with zip ties and loading them into Department of Corrections buses, The New York Post reports. More than a dozen people were arrested, the Post says.

The demonstration follows the most recent fatal police encounters with unarmed black men, including the shooting by a police officer of Walter Scott, 50, of North Charleston, South Carolina, on April 4. A cellphone video showed the officer, Michael Slager, firing eight shots as Scott ran away. Slager was fired from the department and charged with murder.

Meanwhile, protesters in California staged similar rallies in Oakland and San Francisco, CBS News reports.

Protesters briefly shut down the San Francisco city supervisors' weekly meeting, chanting "no justice, no peace, no racist police," CBS News reports.

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