About 150 protesters blocked traffic in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral early on New Year’s Day — and someone marred the facade of the church with graffiti during the demonstration, according to cops.
Police responded to a disorderly group of protesters at 51st Street and Fifth Avenue around 1:30 a.m., cops said.
Video posted to Twitter by freelance reporter Oliya Scootercaster shows the group standing in front of police cars — which had their lights and sirens on — blocking their way. Some protesters pounded on the hoods of the cruisers.
Police could not confirm the group involved in the protest, but Scootercaster identified them as affiliated with Black Trans Lives Matter, and posted a video of them chanting, “God is non-binary!”
While inspecting the scene, cops found the letters “ACAB” — which stands for “All cops are bastards” — newly graffitied on the facade of the cathedral, police said.
The crowd ultimately dispersed and no one was arrested on scene, authorities said.
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