Shocking videos show a police officer beaten in New York, while another was struck in a hit and run

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  • Shocking videos of violence against NYPD officers have surfaced from Monday night's protests over George Floyd's death in the Bronx borough of New York City.
  • In one video, an officer is beaten by a group of men while on the ground.
  • In another, an officer is sent flying when he is struck by a black sedan in a hit-and-run.
  • There have been numerous tense exchanges between officers and protesters in recent days. Three dozen NYPD officers are estimated to have been injured over the weekend.
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Two shocking videos show violence against New York police officers as protests against police brutality in the city took a turn Monday night.

In one video, a person in a red shirt is seen throwing what appears to be a large metal object onto a police officer, as the cop struggles with another man on the ground.

The man on the ground then appears to hold the officer, while a third man picks up the object and hits the officer again.

The group then run off as the officer draws his gun, though he doesn't appear to point it at them.

The video was shared on Twitter by the Sergeants Benevolent Association, an NYPD union. This video contains violence.

"I guess the critics will now say he overreacted. NYPD Cops defend yourselves, you are alone!" the SBA captioned.

In another video, a black sedan is seen striking a police officer as he gets out of the front passenger seat of a squad car at an intersection. Insider has chosen not to display this video.

The officer is sent flying into the air by the impact, twists, and lands on his side in the middle of the intersection.

Sources told the New York Post that the officer in question was taken to Bellevue Hospital, and is expected to survive.

These violent incidents against officers came on a night when Mayor Bill de Blasio instituted an 23:00 curfew in hopes of preventing some of the violence and looting seen over the weekend.

The curfew was only announced a few hours before it went into place, according to The New York Times, and didn't appear to help - with reports of fires and looting in the Bronx, SoHo, and Midtown Manhattan.

In response, the mayor has already announced another curfew from 20:00 on Tuesday night.

Over the weekend, hundreds were arrested in the city, and about three dozen officers injured, according to reports from the New York Daily News and the New York Times.

Multiple tense confrontations between police and protesters were posted to social media, including video of an NYPD SUV driving through a crowd of protesters in Brooklyn on Sunday.

De Blasio drew heat for defending the officers in that incident, saying that they were in an "absolutely impossible situation."

In another violent exchange on Sunday, a person dressed in all black was seen throwing a brick at the head of an NYPD lieutenant in the East Village, according to video obtained by ABC 7.

This prompted another officer to pull out his gun. The mayor has since called for that officer to be fired.

Multiple protests have erupted across the nation in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died last week after a white officer knelt on his throat for several minutes during an arrest.

While the protests largely started peacefully, many of them have turned violent at night, with intense exchanges between crowds and officers, looting, and fires.

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