Dozens Arrested At Harlem Protest Over Police In Subways

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November 23, 2019 - 11:55 am
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NEW YORK (AP) -- A protest over the policing of New York City's subways briefly shut down a busy Harlem subway station during rush hour, and reports say dozens of people have been arrested in the demonstration.

Hundreds of protesters converged Friday evening and marched on and near the major corridor of 125th Street.

More than 50 people were arrested, according to reports.

The NYPD tweeted around 7 p.m. that there were traffic and mass transit disruptions in the area after protesters managed to shut down the Lexington Avenue 4/5/6/ station.

A half-hour earlier, New York City Transit tweeted that three subway lines bypassed their 125 Street station for a time, then resumed stopping while police barred entry to the station for a while afterward.

The protesters are decrying what they consider heavy-handed law enforcement in the subways. Just weeks ago, about 1,000 people protested the NYPD in Brooklyn.