Black Lives Matter protests turn violent as demonstrators take to the streets of Rochester. Demonstrators overturned police barricades to get to the station.

On Monday, Black Lives Matter protests demonstrated in the streets of Rochester in response to a young girl that was pepper-sprayed by police last week. An officer used handcuffs and “an irritant” on the young child who reportedly threatened to harm herself, RochesterFirst.com reported.

The police received a phone call, from her custodial parent, saying the young girl intended to harm herself and others. The responding officers handcuffed the young girl when she refused to cooperate.

One of the officers sprayed her with the “irritant,” when she would not put her feet inside the police car, the local news outlet stated.

Officials say the girl became “agitated when she saw her custodial parent,”. “This caused the minor to pull away and kick at officers, which required an officer to take the minor down to the ground.”

On Monday, demonstrators started marching in the streets in response.

The demonstration continued moving toward a police station.

“The mother was there,” a protester told the Rochester news station. “In this incident, there was no reason for the police officer to be so rough with this child. We’re here because we want change. We want our police officers to stop abusing our babies.”

As night fell, the protesters gathered at the police station, independent journalist Geoffery Rogers tweeted.

Demonstrators started to become more aggressive and started overturning police barricades in an attempt to reach the station.

After demonstrators broke through the barricade, they gathered along the parking lot fence and began yelling at police, videographer Brendan Gutenschwager tweeted.

“You just maced a little kid,” the protesters cried out.

The crowd eventually left the police station, as they began a car caravan.