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Legislators, advocates arrested protesting against evictions • Brooklyn Paper

(BROOKLYN PAPER) Ben Brachfeld, August 19, 2021

Housing advocates, including a number of local politicians, were arrested on Thursday morning in Downtown Brooklyn while protesting against the US Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down the state’s eviction moratorium — potentially ushering in a wave of evictions at the end of the month. 

Activists were arrested after sitting down in the middle of the roadway at Court and Remsen streets, adjacent to St. Francis College, where the State Senate was holding a hearing on New York’s lackluster Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

After repeated warnings, cops with the NYPD’s Strategic Response Group arrested around a dozen protesters in the roadway and charged them with disorderly conduct.

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Legislators, advocates arrested protesting against evictions