41 protesters arrested in DC amid BLM protests overnight

Friday morning, the Washington D.C. Police Department announced overnight intentional fires were set and property destroyed.

41 individuals were arrested for Felony Rioting and Assault on Police officer offenses.

Per WJLA, Black Lives Matter protesters told ABC7 they were marching to let people know they are still here. They also said MPD officers pepper-sprayed them.

In the video you can watch here, a man can be heard yelling, “I can’t breathe,” as D.C. police officers struggled to arrest him.

The D.C. police responded to the report and wrote “There is a difference between peaceful protestors & individuals destroying property or setting fires. Yes, MPD did make numerous arrests last night but only of those that were engaged in rioting behaviors.”