Protester Arrest Sparks Outrage from Queens Politicians

The arrest summoned  galvanizing images coming out of Portland, Oregon where unidentified federal law enforcement have brazenly snatched protesters off the streets and arrested them, caught the attention of lawmakers who decried the NYPD for using similar tactics. 

“Unidentified officers in unmarked vans should not be permitted to abduct NYers, plain and simple. Nikki’s arrest and this abuse of authority should concern us all,” said U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria, Long Island City, and Roosevelt Island and parts of Woodside, Manhattan and Brooklyn) in a tweet.

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