Dozens of buskers assembled at the Metropolitan Avenue G station late Tuesday afternoon to show their support for fellow subway performer Andrew Kalleen, whose arrest by the NYPD went viral after a video of the incident was posted to YouTube. The footage shows a cop reading the law that permits busking and then busting Kalleen. The police are reportedly looking into the arrest. ANIMAL asked the musicians and performance artists why this is an important issue for them.

Andrew Kalleen, Singer/Songwriter
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Besnkheru, Singer
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Matthew Silver, Performance Artist
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Gio Andollo, Singer/Songwriter
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Mime
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(*Silence*)