Huge crowd of ‘BLM’ protesters gather outside NYC’s The Met

A huge crowd of protesters have gathered outside the 2021 Met Gala in Manhattan just as a host of A listers arrive for the biggest night in the fashion calendar. 

Multiple arrest have been made as dozens of police clashed with the BLM protesters outside New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Cops can be heard yelling at demonstrators lining the streets to ‘Move back!’ in cellphone footage of the event, while the protesters chant ‘Black Lives Matter’. 

The event, which usually takes place on the first Monday in May, was delayed due to Covid-19 fears until tonight. The 2020 event was cancelled entirely due to the pandemic.  

A woman gets arrested during a "Defund the Police" protest outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the MET Gala in New York on September 13

A woman gets arrested during a "Defund the Police" protest outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the MET Gala in New York on September 13

A woman gets arrested during a ‘Defund the Police’ protest outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the MET Gala in New York on September 13 

A woman is detained during a protest outside The Met as celebrities arrive for the gala

A woman is detained during a protest outside The Met as celebrities arrive for the gala

A woman is detained during a protest outside The Met as celebrities arrive for the gala

Protesters appear outside of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" exhibition

Protesters appear outside of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" exhibition

Protesters appear outside of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ exhibition 

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