Protesters vandalize Central Park monument and clash with police

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Protesters clashed with police in Manhattan on Thursday night after a monument was vandalized by cop-haters in Central Park.

Six people were arrested in Columbus Circle near the USS Maine National Monument, which was defaced with anti-police graffiti, cops said.

“ACAB,” an acronym for “All Cops are Bastards,” and “F–k 12,” which means “F–k the police,” were spray-painted onto the monument.

“Stonewall was a riot,” was also written in the pink spray paint.

The NYPD condemned the vandalism in a social media post.

“We respect everyone’s right to peacefully protest, but vandalism is not part of peaceful protest,” the department wrote on Twitter.

“We are working to de-escalate the situation to prevent further damage from occurring.”

Those arrested are facing assault and damage to public property charges, according to a tweet from NYPD Manhattan South.

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