Warning: Story contains graphic language
An anti-police demonstrator was arrested in New York City on Wednesday evening after she spat in the face of a New York City police officer. The incident and her arrest were caught on camera.
Leading up to spitting, the woman, who has been identified as Devina Singh, 24, was screaming right in the face of the officer.
"F**k you, fascist! F**k you, fascist!" she screamed as it appeared she was recording the berating on her cell phone.
Right as the officer pulled his mask over his nose, that's when Singh spat in his face.
The officer then immediately reached for Singh to arrest her.
A young woman was arrested after she spat in an officer’s face after screaming, “F–k you, fascist,” tonight in the West Village. pic.twitter.com/cfgVLYJ5pc— elizabeth meryl rosner (@elizameryl) November 5, 2020
The New York Post reported Singh was charged with obstruction of governmental administration, violation of local law and harassment. The unruly gathering also saw fires being lit and harassment of diners. NYPD says at least 60 people were arrested.
The NYPD says Singh was arrested during a protest in September and during an unlawful assembly in Brooklyn in October.
The NYPD tackled a protester to the ground, then arrested him at Leroy and 7th. pic.twitter.com/eo3q5amy8i— elizabeth meryl rosner (@elizameryl) November 5, 2020
We support everyone's right to self-expression, but setting fires puts others at risk and will not be tolerated. We are working to de-escalate the situation near Morton Street in the West Village to prevent further damage from occurring. pic.twitter.com/4nTK6UUBzC— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 5, 2020