Members of the far-right group known as the “Proud Boys” brawled with protesters after their leader held a rally at the vandalized Manhattan GOP headquarters on the Upper East Side, officials said Saturday.
Gov. Cuomo urged an investigation of what witnesses described as multiple violent clashes with the “Western chauvinist” group.
Witnesses reported several bare-knuckle fights were reported in which combatants ended up wrestling on the sidewalk.
In one incident, cops arrested three protesters accused of attacking a 30-year-old New Jersey man leaving the rally. During the brawl, the protesters took his backpack, which contained his wallet, police said.
Finbarr Slonim, 20, and Caleb Perkins, 35, both of the Upper East Side, and Kai Russo, 20, of Brooklyn, were charged with misdemeanor assault, larceny and harassment.
They were released without bail after arraignment Saturday in Manhattan Criminal Court.