3 Slashed Near Stonewall Inn Following Pride Day Protests

WCBS 880 Newsroom
June 29, 2020 - 7:27 am

    NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Three people were slashed early Monday morning across the street from the Stonewall Inn.

    Police say it happened around 2:45 a.m. near Grove and Christopher streets.

    All three are in stable condition.

    One of the people who was slashed has been arrested.

    It's not clear what led up to the incident. The investigation remains is ongoing. 

    The violence capped off a day of protest and celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in New York City and the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

    This year's Pride celebrations had to be scaled down because of the coronavirus, but Mayor Bill de Blasio told WABC-TV, “The feeling doesn’t go away just because of the coronavirus. And there’s actually an even more powerful feeling of solidarity this year. There’s a sense of solidarity between all communities that have had to fight and struggle together.”

    The festivities included a five-minute fireworks display on the Hudson River.

    A confrontation erupted at Washington Square Park between a group of 2,000 protesters and police. Video posted online shows police pushing through the crowd on motorcycles.

    The NYPD says there were three arrests.

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