The New York City police is prepared for an Antifa group’s call for an anti-cop protest. The New York City Police Benevolent Association issued a warning about the threat by Antifa – “which announced in an expletive-laced video it was planning for a ‘J31,’ January 31, anti-cop protest that they are calling ‘F— the Police 3,’” reported Fox Business.
According to an NYPD spokesperson, the department “is aware of the demonstration and will have an adequate police presence in place.”
An Antifa-backed social media account shared a video of three masked individuals with the tweet: “The streets are ours. The trains are ours. The walls are ours. This moment is ours.” The video shows individuals vandalizing public property and jumping subway turnstiles – calling for supporters of the group to “meet up” and rally against law enforcement and transit fares.
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— Ann Fishman (@AnnFishman) January 31, 2020
“We encourage you to link up with your friends, your family, and think of the ways you can move in affinity to build, and f— s— up on J31 all day long,” the Antifa message stated. “The mood for J31 is simple: F— your $2.75. No cops in the MTA, free transit, no harassment period, and full accessibility.”
In their subsequent warning, the PBA wrote: “New Yorkers should pay close attention: this is true endgame of the anti-police movement, an end of all policing & destruction of public order. Our members have spent their careers — and in some cases given their lives — to bring public safety back to NYC. We can’t go backwards.”