The woman charged with spitting in an NYPD sergeant’s face at a Manhattan protest whined Thursday to The Post that she did so because cops were “attacking people.”
Reached by phone, Devina Singh, 24, said she’d just been released from court following her arrest during a tumultuous night of anti-cop demonstrations by left-wing radicals chanting, “Burn the precinct to the ground!”
Asked why she spat in the sergeant’s face, she claimed: “After they hit us with their bikes repeatedly … and started attacking people.”
But video of the confrontation taken by The Post shows the uniformed sergeant standing in front of Singh, while she screams “F–k you, fascist!” rears back, and hocks a loogie in his face.
The NYPD retweeted the video of the vile act late Wednesday night, warning, “Actions like this will not be tolerated. Agitators who commit these acts will be arrested.”
Singh, 24, of Schwenksville, Pa., was arrested on charges of obstruction of governmental administration, violation of local law and harassment.
Before hanging up on a reporter, Singh also accused cops without evidence of breaking her left arm.
Singh has been collared before for allegedly resisting arrest at a September protest in Manhattan, police said. The next month, she was busted on unlawful assembly charges at a demonstration in Brooklyn.
She boasted about her September arrest on her since-deleted Instagram, posting a photo showing her dressed in all black, with her hands behind her back.
“im so f—— mad … probs bc behind me (white shirt) is Deputy Inspector Elias J. Nikas AKA Little Dick Nik,” she captioned the pic.
Other photos show a decidedly bourgeois side to Singh’s life — donning a red bathing suit on a boat, sipping margaritas and showing off her heels at The Villa Casa Casuarina, the former Versace Mansion-turned-boutique hotel in Miami.
Protesters clashed with police in the West Village about an hour after a peaceful “Count Every Vote” demonstration at Washington Square Park dispersed.
Bike cops have been responding to protests in “turtle uniforms” — with shell-like protective gear, helmets and pads — and use their bikes to combat unruly protesters.
Fifty-six protesters were arrested in Manhattan on charges ranging from felony assault — for one woman who allegedly decked an NYPD chief in the face — to criminal possession of a weapon.
Four others were busted in a smaller protest in Brooklyn.
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