Unruly demonstrators turned out in New York’s legendary Times Square Monday to protest the grand jury decision against indicting Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
And New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton made the mistake of treating them like civilized Americans.
Bratton and several officers walked among the crowd – apparently as a show of respect – and was hit for his trouble with a red liquid “blood” by protesters trying to link Monday’s grand jury decision with an accidental police shooting in a New York public housing project last week in Brooklyn and an man’s choking death during an arrest in July on Staten Island, N.Y., according to the Daily Mail.
Monday’s protest was reportedly planned before activists knew an announcement in the Brown case would be coming the same day.
The fake blood? Maybe just another lucky coincidence.
More video of the NYC scene: