New York: Hundreds Rally on First Anniversary of Mass Arrest

HeadlineApr 28, 2017
H18 one year mass arrest protest

And in New York City, hundreds of people rallied Thursday at City Hall and then marched to the Metropolitan Correctional Center federal prison on the first anniversary of the arrest of the “Bronx 120”—120 young men who were arrested en masse in what’s been described as the largest police raid in New York City history. The city says the militarized raid on the Eastchester Gardens public housing project targeted gang members. But family members and residents say the raid racially targeted young black men, many of whom, they say, were not part of gangs. The organizers of Thursday’s rally say more than 1,000 New Yorkers have been arrested in a series of mass police raids over the last year alone.

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