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06.30.15 Keegan Stephan

On Monday night, Black Lives Matter activists crashed the Bryant Park screening of 1946 film noir classic The Killers. They held up a sign mirroring the movie poster, replacing the faces of Hollywood actors with NYPD cops who have killed New Yorkers. They held a prolonged mic check, detailing the facts of each case. Minutes […]

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06.29.15 Keegan Stephan

On Friday, Black Lives Matter activists with the Never 21 collective infiltrated the ritzy 21 Club in Midtown Manhattan. Two members of the group posed as waiters and distributed “menus” to all of the patrons. The menus opened not to food and drink selections, but to lists of black children killed by police before the […]

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06.23.15 Prachi Gupta

Witnesses say that four people were arrested in Harlem during a peaceful march in remembrance of the nine Charleston Shooting victims on Monday night. The Daily News reports that around 200 people showed up at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. statue at 125th Street to honor the six black women and three black men who […]

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05.26.15 Aymann Ismail

While President Obama was saluting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, a group of protesters in New York sought to honor Americans who died in a very different kind of battle — victims of police brutality. Demonstrators with the Peoples Power Assemblies laid out black towels with outlines […]

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04.27.15 Prachi Gupta

A group of anonymous Black Lives Matter protesters temporarily took over the Union Square Forever 21 on Sunday, replacing mannequins’ threads with Black Lives Matter sweatshirts and placing a Black Lives Matter banner across a window. The anonymous collective, who goes by the Never 21 Project, wasn’t protesting Forever 21. Rather, they pulled the stunt […]

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04.16.15 Liam Mathews

Internal Affairs is investigating an NYPD officer who injured a protestor during Tuesday’s anti-police brutality protests, DNAinfo reports. The as-yet-unidentified officer is caught on video shoving Elsa Waithe, causing her to fall onto a metal tree guard. Waithe was hospitalized with injuries to her ribs. Waithe’s friend, activist Keegan Stephen, visited her at Methodist Hospital. […]

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04.15.15 Prachi Gupta

Around 400 people took to the streets on Tuesday afternoon, gathering in Union Square to protest police brutality at 2 PM. The group then splintered, with a large number marching through Lower Manhattan, past One Police Plaza, and onto the Brooklyn Bridge. At 4:15, the New York Times reports, some protesters on the bridge “broke […]

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03.02.15 Prachi Gupta

On Friday night, a group of Black Lives Matter protesters held signs and a banner as they linked arms across an exit from the Lincoln Tunnel, blocking traffic from the Manhattan-bound lanes for 11 minutes. That’s one minute for every time Eric Garner gasped “I can’t breathe” as Officer Daniel Pantaleo kept the unarmed man, […]

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12.05.14 Prachi Gupta

The NYPD was prepared for heavier protests on Thursday night, and New Yorkers, frustrated by Wednesday’s failure to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, delivered. Gathering in Union and Foley Squares around 5:30 PM, thousands of people swarmed the city, eventually spilling into roadways and blocking traffic on essentially every major […]

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12.04.14 ANIMAL

The NYPD braced itself for a second night of protests after more than a thousand people marched across the city on Wednesday night, outraged by a Staten Island jury’s failure to charge officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of unarmed black man Eric Garner. 83 people were arrested. While outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder […]

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