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NYC protesters jumped subway turnstiles and rallied against police over a fare crackdown that's sparked viral videos and outrage

NYC protesters jumped subway turnstiles and rallied against police over a fare crackdown that's sparked viral videos and outrage
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Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Brooklyn Friday evening to protest increased policing of the public transit system.




Police have increased their presence at subway stops as part of an initiative to reduce fare avoidance.




In the last several weeks, multiple videos have gone viral of police piling on to suspects in stations.




In one video, multiple individuals can be seen getting punched by NYPD.




Protesters jumped turnstiles, confronted police with chants, and vandalized buses and buildings.




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Hundreds of protesters flooded the streets and the subways in Downtown Brooklyn Friday night, in response to a recent city initiative to increase police presence and surveillance to prevent fare evasion in New York City's oft-criticized public transportation system.
Videos of the demonstration posted to social media show throngs of people marching, jumping turnstiles, and facing off with groups of police. Behind barricades, protesters shouted "How you spell 'racist'? NYPD!"
Other videos showed protesters vandalizing buildings, street signs, and buses.
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