The NYC police have released a video that shows antifa fighting some Proud Boys the GOP offices in Manhattan. It shows antifa busting out windows and defacing an historic building. They are also looking for members of the Proud Boys and antifa, so they can arrest them for the altercation took place at the Republican venue. Three other antifa were arrested separately, after they stole a backpack from a Proud Boy. And of course, Gov Andrew Cuomo weighed in blaming Republicans for the violence and declaring the domestic terrorist group antifa, blameless. Typical liberal. They think their violence doesn’t stink.
The #NYPD is looking for 12 people after this fight broke out Friday on the #UpperEastSide. It happened after a private Republican club hosted a speaker from a far-right group. https://t.co/99mhDF8AxF pic.twitter.com/pJ5NKOsF68
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) October 15, 2018
The video release comes after the police were criticized for not putting a stop to the fighting and not making more arrests on Friday, but the agency is defending its tactics, and Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed Republicans in the state for the violence.
“There’s a difference between being provided information and having a prosecutable case,” Dermot Shea, chief of detectives at NYPD, said at a press conference.
“According to the police department, three Antifa members were arrested for a separate incident on 84th Street, where a Proud Boys member’s backpack was stolen,” NY1 reported.
In a conference call with reporters, Cuomo said Republicans knew the McInnes invitation could spark violence.
Police also announced they are searching for a dozen people involved in the ruckus, according to NY1.com:
Police officials said nine of the people they were searching for are members of the Proud Boys, and three are from Antifa, a far-left anti-fascist group.
According to the police department, three Antifa members were arrested for a separate incident on 84th Street, where a Proud Boys member’s backpack was stolen.
The NYPD is asking anyone with information on the fights to come forward and said it was investigating if the attacks were hate crimes.