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New York protester forced into unmarked van by plainclothes police

Guardian, 30 Jul 2020
Footage showing police officers in New York forcing a female protester into an unmarked minivan in east Manhattan has provoked an outcry. Video shows plainclothes officers carrying the woman away while uniformed police stand guard, actions criticised as ‘abusive and indefensible’ by the American Civil Liberties Union.

In a statement, the New York Police Department said the protester was wanted for damaging police cameras during five separate criminal incidents in and around City Hall Park

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