Police clash with ‘Rise Up October’ protesters in Times Square

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TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan — Several demonstrators were arrested Saturday evening during the “Rise Up October” march denouncing police brutality.

Thousands marched from Washington Square Park to Bryant Park Saturday afternoon to call for change when it comes to police-involved deaths. According to the event’s website, the march is described as being “peaceful and determined.”

Around 6 p.m., photos and videos surfaced on social media showing unrest between police officers and protesters.

By Saturday evening, several people who were detained left the 7th precinct without being charged. Their friends were seen behind barricades waiting outside of the precinct.

Earlier in the day, the march remained peaceful with celebrities including Quentin Tarantino joined demonstrators at the rally.

Saturday’s march comes after protesters gathered by Rikers Island demanding the prison be shut down.

Police are expected to release a tally of how many arrests were made.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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