Three more anti-police protesters being sought for allegedly assaulting a pair of New York officers on the Brooklyn Bridge have been arrested, police said Saturday.
The assaults occurred one week ago when tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in major cities, including New York, Washington, Boston, San Francisco and Oakland, California.
In New York, two police lieutenants were monitoring a large crowd on the Brooklyn Bridge when a man attempted to hurl a garbage can on roadway, police said. The man “violently resisted” when the officers tried to take him into custody, with other demonstrators punching and kicking the lieutenants. The protesters also tried taking the officers’ police radios and NYPD jackets.
The officers were treated for their injuries at a local hospital, police said.
Zachary Campbell, 32,was arrested Saturday and charged with riot, resisting arrest, obstructing government administration, said police spokeswoman Sophia Mason.
Another protester, Maria Garcia, 36, a Brooklyn resident, was arrested Friday on charges of riot, resisting arrest and obstruction of government administration, according to Mason.
Her lawyer, who was not identified by CNN affiliate WABC, said Garcia was not on the bridge at the time and that police misidentified her because she is the wife of a suspect.
A third suspect, Robert Murray, 43, also of Brooklyn, turned himself in Thursday and was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, inciting riot and obstruction of government administration, Mason said.
It’s unclear if Campbell and Murray have lawyers.
A fourth suspect, Eric Linsker, 29, who police said allegedly initiated the incident, was arrested last Saturday on charges of robbery, assaulting a police officer, riot, obstruction of governmental administration, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of marijuana.
The protests started after a New York grand jury declined to indict a police officer in the July death of Eric Garner, who died after the Staten Island officer wrapped his arm around Garner’s neck and wrestled him to the ground.