Video from New York City shows a female protester spitting in a police officer’s face after screaming obscenities at him. The officer arrested the woman after she appeared to assault him by spitting in his face.
A video tweeted by New York Post reporters Elizabeth Meryl Rosner shows police officers facing off with a group of protesters during an incident on Wednesday night in New York City. One of the officers is seen standing in front of a woman who begins screaming in his face.
Actions like this will not be tolerated. Agitators who commit these acts will be arrested. https://t.co/oxew6gYNCI
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 5, 2020
“Are you ready to f*cking die for this?” she screams at the officer as the camera moves into audio range. “F*ck you, fascist,” the woman shouts while moving directly into the officer’s face.
Officials later identified the woman as 24-year-old Devina Singh, the New York Post reported.
She back up for a second and then lunges back into the officer’s face, again shouting, “Fuck you, fascist.”
As the officer attempts to pull his COVID-19 protective mask over his nose, Singh lunges forward again spitting directly into the officer’s face.
She again retreats to the wall. After a brief pause, the officer grabs Singh and puts her on the ground. He places her under arrest, presumably for assaulting a police officer.
Other officers move bicycles into position to protect the officer while he makes the arrest.