Approximately 200 arrests were made by the NYPD Friday night in Manhattan and Brooklyn combined, amid protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Protests turned violent across the city Friday night and especially in several Brooklyn neighborhoods.
A chaotic scene unfolded on Dekalb Avenue and South Portland Avenue in Fort Greene as a police van was set on fire.
NY1 crews described hearing loud booms at the scene.
The protests started off peacefully earlier in the night, but things took a turn as the sun went down.
Protesters were also seen moving barricades so they could gather around the police van and throw things at it.
Tensions were also high near Barclays Center for several hours as protesters clashed with police.
Police were seen in videos posted to social media making violent arrests at that protest at around 8 p.m.
Mayor Bill de Blasio traveled to Brooklyn after word spread of the violence.
He later tweeted that there will be a full review of what happened.
"We don't ever want to see another night like this," he tweeted.
Earlier in the day at a news conference, de Basio and NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said while they respect the protesters' rights to demonstrate, they advised everyone not to let things escalate into violence.
“Please remember the importance of protesting peacefully,” the Mayor said.
“Protesting is part of the American way of life. Let’s do it responsibly and in a way that doesn’t endanger others,” Shea said.
A separate demonstration in Foley Square began at 4 p.m.
The demonstration was focused on the the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police.
Dozens more were arrested Thursday evening as police classed with demonstrators in Union Square.
The NYPD said at least 70 arrests were made Thursday.
They also said several officers were assaulted, including one who was hit with a garbage can.
In Minneapolis, several buildings, including a police precinct, were set on fire as demonstrators protested Thursday evening.
Some threw fireworks and other items at officers.
Police shot rubber bullets and bean bags to break up the crowd.
More protests are planned for Saturday and Sunday after a rough Friday evening.