Thousands in NYC protest fatal police shootings; at least 40 arrested 07/08/2016 6:33 am PDT Comments WPIX via WPIX: NEW YORK -- (WPIX) -- At least 40 were arrested in Times Square Thursday while protesting the police-related shootings of two black men this week, police said. The protesters on Thursday chanted "The people united, never be divided" and "Hands up don't shoot." Police scrambled to keep up with the crowd as the group left the park and marched up Fifth Avenue. It was reported that about 500 people staged a "sit down" at West 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue. A second group gathered in Times Square where many were arrested by the NYPD. Another group headed to Harlem, and continued protesting into early Friday morning. FULL STORY: Thousands in NYC protest fatal police shootings; at least 40 arrested - WPIX #NewYork #NewYorkCity Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.