Protesters said they congregated outside of New York Police Department Commissioner Dermot Shea’s apartment in the early hours of July 29 as part of a 24-hour demonstration against the city’s police.
The 24-hour march was organized as a response to the NYPD’s dismantling of an “Occupy City Hall” encampment in Manhattan on July 22, according to event organizers.
Protesters posting on social media said they stopped in front of Shea’s apartment on the Upper West Side to reciprocate the “raid.”
“How does it feel to have sirens, and lights come to your place of residence?” one Instagram user said.
Another protester referred to the stop as a “quick rave.” This video shows lights flashing, music blaring, and some people dancing outside apartments along West 73rd Street.
It’s unclear if the apartment the protesters gathered at belonged to Shea. Storyful has contacted the NYPD for comment but did not hear back by the time of writing. Credit: Gabrielle Crowley via Storyful