NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and his officers were sprayed with fake blood while walking among demonstrators protesting against the grand jury decision in the Ferguson shooting, reports The Daily Mail UK.
The commissioner was left with the red liquid splattered across his face, after a protester threw a bag of the fake blood at him and his entourage in Times Square, New York.
Another officer was hit by the red liquid, which was seen covering his face and shirt as the surrounding crowd scattered.
Several thousand people had marched from Union Square to Times Square to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict the white police officer who shot dead 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Police told CBS2 they were aware of the incident involving Commissioner Bratton, but could not immediately confirm any information. There were several arrests and an unspecified number of police officers had suffered minor injuries.
A few hours before the grand jury decision on Monday night, another group of protesters had gathered outside NYU Law School where Bratton was speaking.
The New Yorkers Against Bratton are calling for the commissioner’s resignation, after an NYPD officer shot and killed a man in a public housing stairwell in Brooklyn last week.