During the weeklong protests, New York City Police arrested more than 1700 people, including bystanders, journalists, and legal observers, many of whom were swept up in preemptive strikes on lawful gatherings.
After police disrupted a Tuesday march from Ground Zero to Madison Square Garden, a splinter group reformed and made its way as far as 28th St. and Broadway before being intercepted and surrounded by scores of police. The group held its die-in on the spot. Before making arrests police cleared the streets and barred media from the scene.
Some detainees were held for more than a day in a converted bus garage dubbed “Guantanamo on the Hudson.” The floor of the facility is soaked with oil, causing some of those imprisoned to develop chemical burns, according to legal representatives.
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