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07.20.15 Keegan Stephan

Over the last week, New Yorkers marked the one-year anniversary of Eric Garner’s chokehold death with over a dozen events and actions across the city, from banner drops, to rallies with victims of police violence from around the country, to a march with over 1,000 people leading to dozens of arrests. The actions kicked off […]

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06.24.15 Liam Mathews

The Stonewall Inn was bestowed with individual landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, becoming the first place designated a landmark primarily due to its importance in LGBT history, which also means that New York City officially (if tacitly) acknowledges that fighting back against the police can have a significant […]

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05.01.15 Liam Mathews

Mayor de Blasio, working to keep the NYPD from turning their backs on him again, snapped at reporters during a Thursday press conference who questioned the NYPD’s aggressive crackdown on demonstrators during Wednesday’s Freddie Gray protests. “When the police give you instruction, you follow the instruction. It’s not debatable,” the New York Times quotes de […]

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04.30.15 Bucky Turco

Over 100 people were arrested during protests for Freddie Gray in Manhattan on Wednesday evening. Demonstrators assembled in Union Square and held signs that read “Blue Lies Matter” and “Broken Windows Severs Spines,” among other placards showing solidarity with Baltimore and Gray, an unarmed black man who died after being injured while in police custody. […]

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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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02.25.15 Prachi Gupta

Federal judges have dismissed a class-action lawsuit claiming that police officers wrongfully arrested a group of about 700 Occupy protesters in 2011. The outcome is a reversal of the panel’s earlier decision from last summer that the lawsuit should proceed. The demonstrators, who flooded the Brooklyn Bridge without a permit on October 1, 2011, argued […]

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02.11.15 Monty McKeever

In a bizarre turn of events like something out of one of Homer’s Guatemalan insanity pepper hallucinations, nearly 2,000 Bolivian protesters took to the streets to protest changes to their local TV network’s broadcasting schedule of the Simpsons recently. And it worked. When the Mr. Burns-like network announced cutbacks to the two-hour blocks of reruns […]

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01.21.15 Rhett Jones

The proceedings didn’t go very well for the room-sharing service Airbnb when it faced the New York City Council on Tuesday. Tempers were high among council members as well as protesters who believe that the service doesn’t do enough to curb illegal hotels being run through the website. In October, New York State Attorney General Eric T. […]

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01.08.15 Prachi Gupta

In the past 48 hours, we’ve seen scaremongering tactics in NYC reminiscent of the 1970s, this time aimed at City Hall and supporters of Mayor Bill de Blasio. Cops and NYPD union heads are reportedly spreading rumors and propaganda about de Blasio, who has ruffled their feathers by supporting peaceful protests for Eric Garner, suggesting […]

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01.07.15 Bucky Turco

Demonstrators will no longer be permitted to conduct die-in protests at Grand Central Terminal. The Wall Street Journal reports that the protests have occurred there every night since December 3, when a Staten Island grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the death of unarmed black man Eric Garner. But on […]

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