A WOMAN was arrested in NYC "after spitting in a cop's face and screaming 'f**k you, fascist'" during anti-Trump protests.
Devina Singh was maskless as she yelled and spat in the NYPD officer's face on Wednesday night.
⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the latest news & updatesDevina Singh was filmed screaming at an NYPD officer on Wednesday nightCredit: New York Post The 24-year-old spat in the officer's face after she called him a 'fascist'Credit: New York Post Singh was charged with obstruction of government administration, violation of local law, and harassmentCredit: New York Police Department
The 24-year-old was caught on camera without a mask and screaming at a sergeant, "F**k you fascist" edging closer to the officer's face.
Singh then leaned back and spit in cop's face despite the risk of coronavirus.
After spitting at the officer she was thrown to the ground and arrested.
The Pennsylvania native was later charged with obstruction of government administration, violation of local law, and harassment.
The footage of Singh, which has gone viral, was immediately condemned by police unions and the NYPD.
NYPD detectives union the Detectives' Endowment Association said: "This despicable behavior won't be tolerated! This after setting fires & destroying property.
"We know law-abiding NYers don't want their cops treated like this. Now we need every elected official to publicly condemn it."
Police later responded to the incident in a statement on Twitter saying: "Actions like this will not be tolerated. Agitators who commit these acts will be arrested."
Singh was one of 50 people who arrested in New York on Wednesday night.
Police said the unrest began on Wednesday night with peaceful demonstrations where protesters urged officials to "count every vote" in the election.
The NYPD said however that as darkness fell the peaceful protests were overtaken by more aggressive groups who lit fires before taunting officers by throwing garbage and eggs at them.
Shortly after 8.30 pm local time, the NYPD News released a Twitter statement along with pictures of the carnage and smoke-filled streets.Police officers arrest some protesters for disorderly conduct and walking on the roadway on 14th street near Union SquareCredit: Rex Features Black live matter protestors carrying signs in Manhattan calling to defund the Police on November 04Credit: The Mega Agency Police officers and some protesters confront each other on Manhattan streetsCredit: Rex Features
Their tweets about the protests read: "We support everyone's right to self-expression, but setting fires puts others at risk and will not be tolerated.
"We are working to de-escalate the situation near Morton Street in the West Village to prevent further damage from occurring.
"We have arrested more than 20 individuals who attempted to hijack a peaceful protest by lighting fires, throwing garbage and eggs in Manhattan."
Footage has circulated online of anti-Trump supporters being "beaten" and "kettled" by police in New York City.
In other footage from the New York protests, a police officer can be seen tackling a protester to the ground before pinning him down while a group of police and demonstrates circle around them.
The people surrounding the two men can be heard shouting "you're on camera" and "the whole world is watching".Police officers inside of their cars escort protesters who walk on the roadway on Manhattan streets blocking trafficCredit: Rex Features A woman speaks while Black Lives Matter protesters sit on 14th street near Union SquareCredit: Rex Features Police officers arrest black live matter protestors after they clash with policeCredit: The Mega Agency
The "Everybody Out NYC" organization – which describes itself as being in "noncooperation with the regime" – was one of the groups involved in yesterday's "Count Every Vote" rally.
The NYPD told The Sun "there have been arrests in the West Village tonight" after the march was scheduled for 7pm at Washington Square Park.
Although most protesters eventually dispersed peacefully, others returned and set fires near Leroy Street and 7th Ave in Greenwich Village, leading to the cop clash, reported KABC.
NYPD Chief Rodney Harrison confirmed the NYPD had established "a Looting Task Force to to investigate any acts of looting that can potentially occur" as the tensions reach boiling point.
Fires raged all over the West Village, where demonstrators could be heard screaming at NYPD officers on bikes just after 9pm.
Elsewhere, in Oregon, Governor Kate Brown activated the National Guard in response to "widespread violence" in Portland.
"Governor Brown activated the use of the state's National Guard to help local law enforcement manage the unrest," Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Wednesday.
Police are said to have made at least 10 arrests and seized a rifle and fireworks.
A riot was declared by police at around 7pm last night after some protesters trashed local businesses and smashed windows.
"All of the gatherings that were declared riots were downtown," a Portland Police spokesman told Reuters in an emailed statement.
"There have been 11 arrests tonight and we have not received any reports of injuries."
Portland has seen months of demonstrations since George Floyd's death, particularly in the city's downtown area, with protests occasionally turning into clashes between demonstrators and police as well as between right- and left-wing groups.