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Nypd Arrests 215 As Protesters Shut Down Traffic On Fifth Avenue: News Media Targeted at Demonstration for Biased Iraq Coverage

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Some 215 people were arrested yesterday in New York after a major act of civil disobedience that shut down traffic on Fifth Avenue near Rockefeller Center.

Scores of demonstrators laid down in the street in the "die in" to portray Iraqi war victims. Rockefeller Center was selected because it the home of major media companies whose coverage of the war was also protested yesterday.

This was just the latest large direct action protest against the war. Last week some 2,200 peace protesters were arrested in San Francisco which saw two days of direct action protests after the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Let’s now go to hear the voices from yesterday’s protests.

  • Voices from the NYC direct action protest.

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