STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (PIX11) – Police arrested 10 people during a protest over a migrant shelter at an old assisted living facility in Staten Island Tuesday night, according to the NYPD.
The protest was held at the former Island Shores Senior Residence located at 1111 Father Capodanno Blvd. The protesters tried to block a bus full of migrants from reaching the facility, police said.
Police issued nine summonses. One person will be charged, according to authorities.
Mayor Eric Adams spoke about the protest Wednesday during an interview on the PIX11 Morning News.
“We’re all frustrated, we’re all angry. But those who decide they’re going to cross the line… it’s not going to happen. We will defend the right of the city, but we’re not going to allow those who want to behave in that manner,” Adams said. “They were wrong to act that way.”
Police said nine out of the 10 people arrested were issued summons for disorderly conduct, “which is in lieu of arrest.” One person was arrested for assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, assault, disorderly conduct and obstruction of government admin.
Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.