LGBTQ, BLM march in Manhattan leads to clashes with cops

A joint LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter march in Manhattan on Sunday led to clashes with NYPD cops.

The crowd of hundreds — some of whom carried anti-police-brutality banners and waved rainbow flags — got into confrontations with officers after reaching Washington Square Park in the West Village from downtown Foley Square.

Chanting “Hands up! Don’t shoot!’’ the protesters clashed with the horde of cops,  screaming in their faces, video and photos show. Some of the marchers and cops were not wearing face masks.

At one point, a cop appeared to have been pepper-sprayed, and another fell off his motorcycle, as other officers pushed back the crowd, according to video.

Photos also showed what looked like protesters being taken into custody.

The Police Department said it could not immediately say how many, if any, people were arrested or of any officers or protesters were hurt.

Protestors clash with members of the NYPD on Washington Square P

Protestors clash with members of the NYPD on Washington Square P

Protesters clashed with members of the New York City Police Department during a march through Washington Square Park North today.

James Keivom

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New York Queer March for Black Lives

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Protestors clash with members of the NYPD on Washington Square P

Protestors clash with members of the NYPD on Washington Square P

James Keivom

Protestors clash with members of the NYPD on Washington Square P

Protestors clash with members of the NYPD on Washington Square P

James Keivom

Protestors clash with members of the NYPD on Washington Square P

Protestors clash with members of the NYPD on Washington Square P

James Keivom

New York Queer March for Black Lives

New York Queer March for Black Lives

EPA/Peter Foley

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Source: New York Post

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