NYPD Reports Demonstrators Damaged 303 Cruisers, Costing $1 Million In Repair

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The New York City Police Department said 303 law enforcement vehicles were damaged since George Floyd’s death on May 25, costing nearly $1 million.

A total of 14 cruisers were set ablaze and totaled with another seven still being repaired, according to the Associated Press. The remainder of the damaged cars have since been re-deployed on NYC’s streets that continue to be roiled by protests and riots following the death of Floyd, who died after a former Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes, the AP reported.

A man was caught on video Saturday using a sign as an instrument to break an NYPD police van’s window, according to the AP. A tweet from July 25 shows a sign that read “ARTISTS FOR GEORGE” stuck through a police vehicle’s windshield.

Protesters continue to gather in NYC en masse, and a large group of demonstrators overtook a manhattan freeway Sunday.