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Chaos Erupts in NYC as Protesters Take to Streets Over Fatal Chokehold — Multiple Arrested

Eleven people were arrested Monday night after protesters once again clashed with police during a Manhattan demonstration over the subway chokehold death of Jordan Neely.

The chaos erupted outside of the Broadway-Lafayette subway station where Neely was killed by another straphanger, Daniel Penny, a week ago.

NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey confirmed the arrests during a Monday night press conference and said police monitoring the protests found a Molotov cocktail on the ground.

No one has been arrested for or tied to the apparent Molotov cocktail.

Most of the charges were for disorderly conduct and obstructing governmental administration over sound amplification, law enforcement sources told The Post.

Among those taken into custody was freelance news photographer Stephanie Keith, according to photos and footage from the scene. Authorities alleged she interfered in at least three arrests of other people before she was handcuffed.

Another man, whose face was bloodied, was also apprehended. Sources told The Post he was caught on bodycam footage telling cops he ran into a pole.

Monday night’s mayhem came two days after protesters held up an Upper East Side train station when they jumped on the subway tracks in a stand against Neely’s death.

At the start of the vigil inside the station, a handful of people chanted “Jordan Neely” in memory of the homeless 30-year-old who suffered from years of mental illness. The planned event was met with a heavy police presence, social media posts show.

Above the station on the street, social media footage and photos show protesters struggling with cops, leading to arrests.

Protesters using amplified sound needed a permit and were warned multiple times before they were arrested, police said.

“We gave numerous warnings not to use that device,” NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell said during the briefing.

Chell also said demonstrators were arrested for blocking traffic and two people were taken into custody for getting into a fight with each other.

In addition to the 11 arrested, two protesters suspected of jumping on the train tracks during Saturday’s protest were also nabbed by authorities, Chell said.

Sources said the two returned to protest again Monday and were recognized by authorities.

Neely was placed in a fatal chokehold by Penny, a 24-year-old ex-Marine, after Neely was acting erratically and yelling at passengers aboard an uptown F train, according to police and witness accounts.

Penny’s legal team said their client acted in self-defense, claiming Neely was threatening him and fellow riders. His lawyers also said Penny never intended to harm Neely.

Neely’s family released a statement Monday saying Penny needs to be jailed for his actions.

No charges have been brought against the Long Island resident, though the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said it is probing the case.

The medical examiner ruled Neely’s death a homicide last week.

  • Rick says:

    Lesson learned if in a shithole dump like New York. And if some looney is attacking innocent people let him kill and beat whoever he wants. The people voted for this let them pay for it. Why would anyone risk their freedoms or safety to help these people?

  • Stephen Webers says:

    I have one thing to say to Neely’s family.EFF YOU!!!!! You are the ones who should be jailed!!! Not getting your whacked out son mental help!!! You are going to see more and more citizens taking the law into their own hands because our lawmakers are doing NOTHING!!!!!!!!

  • Gil says:

    Just in time for elections…how convenient. I guess the rioting to maim and destroy will begin. No consequences of course.

  • Gil says:

    The left will yell and scream but yet, they support a political party that used the poison shot to kill and maim many. They knew what they were doing and did it anyway.

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