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Washington Square Park in New York City, which has been a scene of late-night fights and brawls with police over the past few weeks, is now hosting another type of battle-unlicensed boxing with referees and timekeepers. Match.
Manhattan Park looked like Madison Square Garden, as boxing matches were played in front of hundreds of people, all captured by cameras.
At least five matches were played near the famous arch of Greenwich Village, and participants paid $ 5 to attend.
There were at least five illegal boxing matches with the timekeeper and referee on Friday night.
A contest seemed to last six rounds as bloodthirsty spectators cheered on the fighters.
One fighter had to dislocate his shoulder during a knock about and have another man push it back into the socket.
Photographer Angel Zayas said there was no coach and the NYPD did not try to disband the match.
“The NYPD didn’t enter the park to stop the fight. Even if a large crowd formed a circle, making it very difficult for people to enter, and even if there was a dislocation injury to a man’s shoulder. Ambulances also helped. No one was asked. They fixed it themselves and continued the fight, “Zayasu told the DailyMail.com.
“At some point it became a bit wild, but it’s only a matter of time before someone gets seriously injured,” he said.
After that, illegal fireworks were also dangerously launched near the surrounding buildings.
Several arrests were charged with two threats, one man was detained and two park bureau employees were threatened with wine bottles and bricks.
The crowd gathered seemed to be cheering for the Pugilist in the square
Bend muscles before a man participates in an illegal match
Tayvon Turner, 28, from Brooklyn, allegedly picked up a bottle of wine and threatened a 50-year-old woman who was a worker in the park.
He then threatened to hit another worker, a 47-year-old woman, with a brick, but no one was physically harmed.
NYPD also said Turner was indicted Vandalism after spraying graffiti in the park.
Boxing is the latest in a long line of antisocial behavior taking place in the park, despite efforts to clear the area, usually by 10 pm.
During June, Covid’s restrictions were relaxed, and Washington Square Park was a noisy all-night party, puncture wound, and drug-taking place in the wrath of the energetic locals of Greenwich Village.
After the Memorial Day weekend, the park’s normal midnight closure was advanced at 10 pm to end loud late-night drinking and parties and limit antisocial behavior. Has little success.
The curfew saw fierce conflict with police and fighting on the streets of Greenwich Village when police tried to force people out of the park.
Earlier in the week, illegal rave continued for several nights, and the rejoicers blew the music off with a thundering sound system.
Residents have been constantly plagued by moped riders and skateboarders in the area.
The fight wore some trousers and had makeshift quality about them
Noisy due to consecutive nights of cannabis drinking and smoking, despite police ordering the park to close after people fled from a man wielding a knife and taser last Friday night It was gathered around the various sound systems.
Last Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters that he had downplayed the violence and turmoil in Washington Square Park over the past few weeks and believed that the situation would resolve “naturally.”
Last year, a pandemic turned bars and restaurants into a popular party destination as they faced strict regulations.
Now, with more criminal parties and reports and the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, residents and laborers are being hit.
On the one hand, young delights say that the park is a public property. They wonder why they can’t use the space to enjoy a party and why nearby wealthy Greenwich Village homeowners should have the power to decide who has access to it. ..
Meanwhile, residents claimed that the park was a place of increased drug use and violence, scaring them to roam the area and continuing to wrestle with noise until late at night.