NYPD, as part of a recent crackdown against musicians, arrested a man playing music illegally in a park in Chinatown. The man, forced face down on the pavement with officers holding him down, displayed a bloodied face. As of this time it appears he did not resist. The crowd did voice their opposition quite loudly. They were rewarded with threats of being maced and threatening movements made by one of the officers.
The video on youtube has been flagged inappropriate, making it harder for people to see, and artificially driving down its view count.
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