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10.14.14 Rhett Jones

Hong Kong police took chainsaws and sledgehammers to barricades set up by pro-democracy demonstrators today. The New York Times reports that the barricades were largely symbolic, but the dismantling by authorities has prompted protesters to build stronger ones out of bamboo, trash cans, bus stop signs and other available materials. Reports say that crackdowns prompted […]

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07.03.13 Marina Galperina

More than two million people showed up to watch and cheer on the 2013 Pride Parade that stretched for more than two miles through Manhattan. They left behind a little something. A lot of little somethings. As you can see, these NYPD barricades have been festooned with stickers from LGBT rights groups, support organizations and […]

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06.07.12 Allison Burtch

Community Board 1 unanimously voted last night that the NYPD’s best tool for arbitrarily and indiscriminately restricting public space – their barricades – must go. When Occupy Wall Street began on September 17th, police erected barricades around the Wall Street bull. They never left, but now, well, they have to. According to DNAInfo, Ro Sheffe, […]

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12.01.11 Bucky Turco

Nothing brings the yuletide greetings like barricades and to keep the world’s most important Christmas tree safe from the hordes of unruly tourists who flock to Rockefeller Center for the annual lighting ceremony, the NYPD created this spectacular metal maze of human pens during the preparations on Wednesday. Beautiful no? It’s like Liberty Plaza, Wall […]

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11.28.11 Bucky Turco

Just like at Liberty Plaza, police barricades have been placed at Baruch College to limit the movement of people, however, in this case, it’s not Occupy Wall Street protesters who are being restricted, but students. […]

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