Columbus Circle has been closed to traffic as protesters have gathered in the area to stand against a rumored march by Proud Boys and other far-right Trump supporters.
— Dean_Moses (@Dean_Moses) January 10, 2021
A reader had sent us the screenshot below from social media site Parler.
UPDATE: NYPD has closed Columbus Circle to traffic. These detours are now in effect again. https://t.co/MU6nH83AW2
— NYCT Subway. Wear a Mask. (@NYCTSubway) January 10, 2021
One protester said that the counter-protest by United Against Racism and Fascism NYC and others had “demobilized” the planned rally.
Today, @UARFNYC and a coalition of organizations, with a crowd of over 300 New Yorkers, successfully demobilized a planned pro-Trump rally at Columbus Circle. Did spot one guy with a blue lives matter hat, but otherwise not a soul on their side showed up. No arrests witnessed.
— Ari Silver (@The_Ari_Silver) January 10, 2021
This is a developing story, we’ll update if we hear more.
Homepage file photo by Maria Elkind.