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NYPD Brutal Repression of Peaceful March in Brooklyn's ‘Little Palestine’

Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge neighborhood, often called “Little Palestine,” for years has been the scene of marches commemorating the 1948 “Nakba,” when 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly removed from their homes. For years these Nakba events in Brooklyn have been peaceful. This year, however, New York Police arrested 34 people. Police were captured on video grabbing people at random, throwing at least one person to the ground, and then punching and kicking the victim, while other police officers were holding the often bloody person. In 2020 the NYPD gave similar treatment to a Black Lives Matter demonstration and the city ended up paying $13 million to settle a class-action suit brought by those protesters.

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