One of the Black Lives Matter protesters who allegedly assaulted and tried to rob a dog-walker who confronted them near Central Park late last month surrendered to cops this week, authorities said.
Desmond Marrero, 25, was part of a group of Black Lives Matter protesters at the corner of Central Park West and West 67th Street on the Upper West Side around 3:20 p.m. Oct. 24, police said.
The group was chanting, “Whose streets? Our streets?” when a 40-year-old man walking his dog nearby responded that he believed the streets were “everybody’s streets,” police said.
That prompted the protesters to surround him — one of them punching him in the head and pushing him to the ground, police said.
While the victim was on the ground, two others allegedly punched and stomped on him.
Another protester tried to snatch his phone, police said.
The victim, who suffered minor injuries, refused medical attention on the scene.
The dog also sustained minor injuries during the scuffle, cops said.
Marrero, of the Bronx, turned himself in at the 20th Precinct Thursday, authorities said.
He was charged with attempted robbery and assault.
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