Columbus Circle monument vandalized during anti-police protest
NEW YORK - Six protesters were arrested for vandalizing a monument to fallen soldiers in Columbus Circle, according to police.
Anti-police graffiti of "ACAB," an acronym for "All Cops are Bastards," and "F–k 12," which means "F–k the police," were spray-painted on the statue honoring the USS Maine Thursday night.
"Stonewall was a riot," was also written in pink, reported the NY Post.
Protesters clashed with police after the incident.
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"We respect everyone’s right to peacefully protest, but vandalism is not part of peaceful protest," wrote the NYPD on Twitter.
Those arrested face charges of assault and damage to public property.