Police, protesters clash, standoff at Public Safety Building
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Protesters and police are in a standoff after several clashes involving pepper spray and pepper balls after protesters removed the barricades at the Public Safety Building.
At around 1 a.m. Friday, our crew was asked to return to their cars. They caught up to protesters later, when they regrouped near Jefferson Avenue and continued chanting and marching.
Police moved protesters away from the Public Safety Building toward Court Street. A group of about 20 remained when we were told to leave.
It appears some arrests were made.
Officers appear to take someone into custody. Crowd runs towards- officers fire back. pic.twitter.com/9CHnyEXTKU— Andrew Hyman (@WHEC_AHyman) September 4, 2020
Bottles were thrown and police and police responded with pepper spray and pepper balls.
Some bottles flew- followed by another round of spray/ pepperballs. Some chose to raise their hands and walk towards the fire. pic.twitter.com/aAziL1PAxO— Andrew Hyman (@WHEC_AHyman) September 4, 2020