NEW YORK CITY (PIX11) — Protesters have gathered Friday night for a pro-police "Thank you NYPD" rally outside City Hall.
The protests started around 5 p.m.
Both police unions say they don’t have anything to do with the event, and that it’s a grassroots rally organized by police supporters. The rally is expected to go until midnight.
Earlier Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio met with some of the members of Justice League NYC, the activist group that has organized a number of protests against police killings of unarmed black men, including the Millions March NYC last weekend.