Cops last night arrested three self-proclaimed anarchists who assaulted two police officers and terrorized patrons at an East Village coffee shop, authorities said.
The melee broke out at 8:45 p.m. when a gang of 25 authority-haters, some wearing masks, wielded 8-foot-long metal pipes and tried to smash the windows of the Starbucks at Astor Place and Lafayette Street, police said.
Coffee drinkers hid under tables during the fracas, cops said.
The group had just left the sixth annual anarchist book fair being held at a church off Washington Square Park.
They then took to the streets marching against traffic chanting, “F--- the NYPD!” “Cops are murderers!” and “All pigs must die!” authorities said.
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