In Brooklyn, New York, the mutual aid collective The Gym is speaking out after they were attacked at their storefront space in Bushwick by the NYPD over the weekend. Fourteen people were arrested, one person was hospitalized, and others injured. New York officials have called for an investigation into the attack. Members of The Gym held a press conference earlier this week.
Member of The Gym: “This community experienced a brutal crackdown by every force and tool of the NYPD against a community center and safe space. Sent by a millionaire landlord who wasn’t here and doesn’t live or have an office in the five boroughs, they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Saturday’s violence, followed by a further four-plus days of round-the-clock surveillance. … You can’t stop us, because we mean we will be here every day with our neighbors until the world’s ample resources are freely available to all.”