A crowd of people have taken to the streets of Los Angeles after a video emerged of a pair of officers beating a man with a pink pussy hat.
In the clip, two officers are seen in the distance, punching the man as he sits on the ground.
“What the f*** are you doing?!,” one of the officers yells.
The man, identified as John Doe, is seen struggling on the pavement as the two officers kick him in the head.
They then run away from the man on foot.
John Doe was rushed to a hospital and treated for head and neck injuries, but he died later.
According to TMZ, he was also hit with a stun gun.
A video of the incident went viral in the US and became a viral sensation.
Donald Trump tweeted his condolences for the death of John Doe.
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and colleague John Doe,” he said.
President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2021The man in the video was later identified as Eric Johnson, a 34-year-old father of four from the Bronx, New York.
Johnson was wearing a pink hat, a blue sweater and black sneakers when he was arrested.
He was also seen running away after the incident.
ABC News reports that the pair of New York Police Department officers involved were identified as Detective Eric Perez and Officer Carlos Garcia.
“Our hearts go out to the family of John’s loved ones and the New York City Police Department,” the NYPD said in a statement.
“We are actively investigating the circumstances of this arrest and will fully cooperate with any law enforcement agency seeking the truth.”
The US Department of Justice is investigating the incident, and Los Angeles Police Department said it was looking into it.
Mr Johnson was not charged with a crime.
Trump haters have taken their anger out on police over the past week, after a white man was allegedly pepper-sprayed and beaten by police officers in Dallas.
As the violence continued, a Donald Trump hat was used to poke fun at the police, with protesters taking to Twitter to vent their anger at the president.
“The police in Dallas are the worst!,” wrote one user.
“This hat makes me want to punch a wall,” wrote another.
Another user posted: “We love Trump hats, but we hate the Trump haters in America.”
The video has already been viewed more than 500,000 times, with many fans using the hashtag #pissingpolice.