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Activists Shut Down Police Unions & Precincts in Multiple Cities

HeadlineJul 21, 2016

Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter activists launched protests in multiple cities Wednesday, including in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Detroit. In New York City, 10 people were arrested after activists locked themselves to each other using PVC pipes at the entrance of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. In Detroit, six people were arrested at a protest outside a police precinct. The protest was remembering Aiyana Stanley-Jones, a seven-year-old girl who was killed in her own home in 2010 during a night raid by police that was being filmed by a reality TV show. In Washington, D.C., activists with Black Youth Project 100 and Black Lives Matter locked themselves to the steps of the national legislative office of the Fraternal Order of Police. The activists were demanding police officers stop paying dues to the private union, which they say defends officers accused of brutality.

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