Drunken Mob Riots Against Cops on New Year’s Eve in Hell Square [VIDEO]
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Hell Square on New Year’s Eve was anything but tame. Nothing new for the area, really. Despite the fact that the Lower East Side seemed pretty quiet throughout the holiday week. The next morning, however, we received a couple of reader reports about a small “riot” against 7th Precinct cops on Ludlow Street, yelling obscenities (i.e “kill the cops”) at high volume. Right near Cake Shop.
The Village Voice also reported the following dispatch:
Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, somebody started DJ’ing through a big stereo in the middle of Ludlow Street at max-volume. So, you know, no sleep for me. Or anyone else on the block. Around 1 a.m. the cops show up and shut it down. There’s about twenty drunk people and they start screaming things like “Fuck the police,” “NYPD, KKK, how many children did you kill today?” and “I CAN’T BREATHE!” Then one guy stands in front of the cop car.
This mass altercation is the perfect example of why something needs to be done immediately to fix the chronic nightlife issue in Hell Square. It’s way outta control. We’re looking at you, Community Board 3 … and State Liquor Authority.