NYC Pride 2021: Police clash with crowd; arrests made around Washington Square Park: reports

The crowd clashed with NYPD officers in the early evening after video showed a large police presence in the area, New York’s WPIX reported. 

At least three people were arrested near or around the park, according to the station

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Business Insider reporter Meredith Cash tweeted that officers in riot gear arrived and charged at the Pride revelers around 7:15 p.m.

Another video posted on social media showed a line of officers blocking off Fifth Avenue. Some users tweeted that pepper spray was used, through the NYPD said it had no reports of pepper spray being used on the crowds, according to The Sun. 

As of 9 p.m., the NYPD told the paper that no arrests were made. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 27:  Thousands of people celebrate Pride at night in Washington Square Park on June 27, 2021, in New York City. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 27:  Thousands of people celebrate Pride at night in Washington Square Park on June 27, 2021, in New York City. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

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