Washington Square Park Curfew - (13Pics) Arrests, Violent Antifa Clashes With Police Enforcement - www.DiscoverDior.com

  • Riot police had to use physical force on Saturday night as they tried to enforce a new 10pm curfew in Washington Square Park.
  • Video showed officers dragging people and cops trying to push them with bikes.
  • In several cases, the parkgoers were seen pushing back, and hurled glass bottles at police officers.
  • At least 22 people were arrested for unlawful assembly and violation of park rules, according to law enforcement sources. Five cops were injured.
  • Curfew took effect on Friday night after the mayor's office decided to shut down the park following locals complaint about the noise and drugs late at night.

NYPD officers formed a chain in order to force parkgoers out of Washington Square Park.
Police used their vehicle to disburse the noisy and large crowds, in which people were refusing to leave.
Cops with the NYPD could be seen with their batons drawn as they made their way through the park.
Bystanders watched as police dealt with the crowds in the park, with many seen filming and jeering the officers.
Video showed some jumping on cars, and police say items were thrown at officers. The park was closed two hours earlier than usual to try and tackle spiraling anti-social behavior.

Riot police had to use physical force on Saturday night as they tried to enforce a new 10pm curfew in Washington Square Park in New York's Greenwich Village
Police could be seen firing pepper spray at individuals at one point
Police could be seen physically struggling with parkgoers who refused to leave
Police formed a chain in order to force people out of the park following residents complaints
One man was arrested after he was seen threatening police with a bottle
The topless man was quickly placed into handcuffs after his behavior became threatening
The man was caught on video threatening police with a metal barricade before his arrest
Police parked vehicles at all the main entrances to the park to keep people out
NYPD officers formed a chain in order to force parkgoers out of Washington Square Park

'The NYPD is once again violently evicting everyone in Washington square park and violently arresting people,' tweeted Josh Potash. 

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