New York City police want the public's help to find nine people involved in a brawl between far-right "Proud Boys" supporters and protesters, following an appearance by the conservative group's leader Gavin McInnes, officials said Monday.
The NYPD released video of the men who fought on Manhattan's Upper East Side just after 8:20 p.m. on Friday night.
Supporters of McInnes had just emerged from his appearance at the Metropolitan Republican Club on East 83rd Street and were being directed by police to walk south on Park Avenue away from protesters, police said.
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But some of the far-right supporters' stragglers were met by masked protesters, sparking a brawl that spilled on the the streets, police said.
"At some point we have six individuals wearings masks ... we believe yelling at the group going south on Park Avenue and some of the [Proud Boy] members from the Park Avenue side begin to go on to 82nd Street and interact" with protesters, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said.
Thank you those who’ve submitted info regarding the violent incident which took place on 10-12-18 in the UES. As we further the investigation, we urge additional victims/complainants/witnesses to come forward. If you have info, call CrimeStoppers, 800-577-TIPS pic.twitter.com/amUhGvCJLg