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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 10:13 AM


The NYPD conducts mass roundup to stamp out police brutality protest


In an aggressive posture designed to tamp down on early signs of unrest, the police arrested more than one hundred people in Manhattan on Wednesday night as protesters marched in a show of solidarity with demonstrators in Baltimore protesting the death of Freddie Gray, an unarmed 25-year-old black man who died after being injured while in police custody this month.

One officer was injured when a bottle struck him on the chin, the police said.

Some protesters stopped traffic on Houston Street in Lower Manhattan while others blocked the entrance to the Holland Tunnel. Another group marched uptown to Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen, where, later in the night, a police van filled with marchers who had been arrested sat idling in traffic.

The rally began in Union Square at sunset to denounce the death of Mr. Gray and to criticize the tactics of the police in both Baltimore and New York City, where the use of force has been a charged issue since the death of Eric Garner, a black man, following a confrontation with officers on Staten Island last year.

“It’s all about solidarity,” Carmen Perez, a director of a group that advocates criminal justice reform, Justice League, said during the Union Square rally. “We’re here to spread the message of peace from Baltimore’s initial protests.”


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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 12:03 PM

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Unsure how Seattle Police will respond to the protests tomorrow. I have a feeling the anti-capitalist march scheduled for later may be interesting. Right around the time it's getting dark in the streets (sunset not till 8:20ish, I think), heavy publicity with the anarchist elements, and of course, SPD's usual reactions to protest. Should be fun.

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