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    In her tweet, Milano apologized for “putting out something that hasn’t been verified”, while arguing that it seemed important “to get out there”.

    American actress and political activist Alyssa Milano addressed a recent incident in the Manhattan borough of New York City involving the arrest of a protester by plainclothes officers.

    Commenting on video of the incident, which has since gone viral, Milano tweeted: "it looks like #TrumpsGestapo kidnapping protestors".

    She apologized for "putting out something that hasn’t been verified”, while arguing that it seemed important “to get out there", and asked if anyone could confirm "what's going on here", referring to the events depicted in the video.

    ​Fox News described Milano's speculation as "incorrect", however, arguing that "Milano’s tweet implies she's under the impression that the officers were federal agents amid heightened sensitivity to protesters in Portland, being scooped up into unmarked cars", whereas the NYPD earlier announced that the protester was taken into custody by members of the Warrant Squad.

    In response to Milano's tweet, many social media users criticized US President Donald Trump and law enforcement.

    ​Some brought forth a more artistic depiction of "Trump's Gestapo" mentioned by the actress.

    ​Others, however, did not appear to see eye to eye with Milano on the issue.

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