NBC New York reports that the NYPD has made more than 60 arrests tonight (some say it could be 100+) as protests over the death of Freddie Gray and police brutality in general have spread from Baltimore to New York.
In a show of solidarity with the estimated more than 1,000 people who marched on City Hall in Baltimore the same night, protesters in NYC filled Union Square and also marched through the West Village and in Midtown.
ABC 7 estimated the number of protesters in the streets of NYC as between 2,000 and 4,000 and growing as of 10 p.m. and said protesters had shut down several streets at different points as they marched through Manhattan. Two officers reportedly were injured in tussles with the crowd and protesters and police pushed and shoved as officers tried to move people off the street and onto the sidewalk.
CBS New York reported that protesters threw bottles at officers near the West Side Highway.
In Washington, D.C., things appear to be calmer. The Washington Post says that about 500 to 1000 protesters blocked a busy intersection in Chinatown and were marching toward the White House.