“#NYPD finds concrete disguised as ice cream at George Floyd protests”
June 8, 2020 | 6:18pm | Updated June 8, 2020 | 6:35pm
Coffee cups filled with cement were found on a window ledge of the New York Supreme Courthouse Downtown.
At least three portions of the hard serve — poured into what appear to be the to-go coffee cups and flecked with darker-colored spots — were found sitting on a window ledge near the Worth Street entrance to Manhattan Supreme Court on June 3, according to an internal NYPD alert obtained by The Post.
The containers were discovered following one of the several area protests demanding justice for Floyd, a black man killed May 25 when a white Minneapolis cop knelt on his neck.
“The Cups were filled with cement and made to look like CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM,” the alert read in part.
There were no immediate reports of the improvised weapons being used against cops, but the NYPD was nevertheless ordered to be on guard for them.
While the protests have been largely peaceful, looters and anarchists have at times worked under their cover to steal, vandalize and assault the police, officials have said.
The department has also warned of concrete-filled tennis balls and water bottles, and Commissioner Dermot Shea has said — without providing evidence — that looters are strategically stashing away bricks prior to protests.
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