NYPD officers identify 3 protesters arrested in Times Square during Tire Nichols protests

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Police on Saturday identified three Manhattan residents arrested in connection with violent Tire Nichols protests in Times Square.

Candy Nicole, 25, has been charged with assault, assault for a hate crime and two counts of obstruction of public administration for striking one officer on the nose and another on the head during Friday night’s brawl, the NYPD said.

Argenis Rivera, 33, has been charged with criminal mischief for smashing the windshield with his foot, police said.
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Argenis Rivera, 33, has been charged with criminal mischief for jumping onto a marked NYPD cruiser and smashing the windshield with his foot, police said.

Katherine Stone, 34, was ticketed for criminal misconduct and possession of graffiti tools after she defaced the police car, authorities said.


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The trio were handcuffed at the Crossroads of the World after protests over Nichols’ death by police turned violent.

The Times Square protest was one of many that erupted across the Big Apple as the sun went down. Others come from Union Square and Grand Central Terminal.


NYPD officers arrest a protester as people protest the death of Tire Nichols on January 27, 2023 in New York City.
The Times Square protest was one of many protests that erupted across the city as the sun went down.
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Nichols died earlier this month after being arrested by Memphis police. The five police officers involved in the traffic control were charged with murder on Thursday. Nichols and the five officers were black.

The death of the 29-year-old Fed Ex driver has sparked condemnation from leaders across the country, who are calling for peaceful protests after the release of graphic footage showing Nichols being bludgeoned and tasered.

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