Protesters clash with police outside NYC City Hall on day of NYPD budget vote

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The situation remained tense outside NYC City Hall after protesters clashed briefly with NYPD officers just before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

An Eyewitness News camera showed police in riot gear pushing the protesters back. Police appeared to be working to keep the street in front of City Hall clear.

The protesters have been camping out for about a week in City Hall Park, calling for the city to defund police.

That protest grew out of the frustration with the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The tension on the street came on the day New York City Council is expected to vote on a city budget plan that includes a massive funding cut to the NYPD.

Overall, the proposed budget calls for more than $6 billion in cuts citywide.

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