Just wanted to update you in regards to the protest that took place yesterday evening throughout Maspeth. Around 6 pm, approximately 75 protesters gathered in the vicinity of Jefferson Street and Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn. The group then made their way to the area of 58 Road and Flushing Avenue coming to a brief stop before continuing into the northern area of Maspeth. There were many officers assigned to this protest along with different units of the NYPD, including our Strategic Response Bicycle Unit, Disorder Control Unit, Mobile Field Force, Aviation and representatives from our Legal Bureau. Protesters were followed by police throughout the evening as this group made their way through Maspeth. Like many protests that have taken place throughout the city, officers are guided by the direction of Executives and our Legal Bureau of certain violations and civil disobedience that has been tolerated in the current climate of the city. There were no officers who witnessed property being removed or damaged. However, Officers did step in when they witnessed the burning of flags, which in itself is not a criminal act. Officers saw this as inherent danger and proceeded to intervene. Though there were no arrests or enforcement taken, we can assure you that these protests are closely monitored and paid special attention to with plenty of resources at hand. We urge anyone who may have had property removed or damaged to please call the 104th Precinct to make a report.
Police Officer Michael Berish
104th Precinct - Community Affairs
- You can also call 911 to have the police come to you to make a report.