Anti-RNC Protestors imprisoned in New York (Shallow Thoughts)

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Fri, 03 Sep 2004

Anti-RNC Protestors imprisoned in New York

A judge ordered the immediate release of 470 protesters in New York yesterday, after they'd been held illegally for almost three days in substandard conditions in a makeshift holding cell retrofitted from a pier garage).

The city denied there was any political motivation to holding the detainees for so long, and blamed the delay on the huge number of arrestees.

(Well, whose fault is that?)

Sources

It's apparently based on an AP story, but it doesn't seem to be possible to get to AP stories from AP's web site.

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