NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Protesters and the NYPD got into an hourlong standoff at the Manhattan Bridge on Tuesday night as marchers from Brooklyn were stopped by police in lower Manhattan.
About an hour after the 8 p.m. curfew went into effect, approximately 1,000 protesters made their way across the Manhattan Bridge to Manhattan, where a standoff ensued between police and protesters.
The demonstrators were not let off the bridge and gathered at the base at Canal and Chrystie streets, where there was a heavy police presence holding them back.
Social media videos showed crowds chanting at the NYPD to let them through.
Among those on the bridge was a man dressed as Spider-Man.
A video of the masked superhero sitting above the crowd went viral.
After about an hour, the group turned around to head back to Brooklyn.
Some were seen exiting the bridge on the Brooklyn side around 11 p.m.
There were about 200 arrests overnight in New York City. It's unclear if any of them were made on the bridge.
Tuesday night was overall much quieter than Sunday and Monday, when widespread looting was reported. Most traffic was halted below 96th Street Tuesday night and the NYPD was out in force with the 8 p.m. curfew in effect.
Thousands protested again Tuesday over the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police.