Several arrested after Lower Manhattan protests leads to violence, damaged


LOWER MANHATTAN, Manhattam (WABC) — Police have made several arrests following another protest in Manhattan that left several businesses damaged Friday night.

According to officials, several businesses including a Starbucks on Lafayette Street were damaged during the protests.

Crews had to board up the windows of the Starbucks after protesters shattered them.

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There is no word yet on how many businesses were damaged and police say they have made several arrests.

“We are waiting on a more precise number of arrests, location for the arrests and a more precise number of businesses that were vandalized,” police officials said.

The purpose of the protest and what led to the vandalism is not yet known.

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