Police Scuffle with Activists Amid Calls For Black Trans Liberation
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Police Scuffle with Activists Amid Calls For Black Trans Liberation

Hundreds of Black transgender and LGBTQ activists marched through the streets of lower Manhattan on Thursday night, their cries of “abolition now” reverberating and attracting both onlookers with iPhones and police officers with batons.

For the past 21 weeks, activists have led weekly Thursday evening rallies from the Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the gay rights movement, calling for Black transgender freedom and abolition. This week’s event was noticeably different, activists said, with more police officers surrounding the marchers amid escalating election-related unrest. More than a dozen individuals were arrested over the course of the march, which wound through Soho and ultimately culminated on the steps of Union Square Park around 9 p.m.  

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