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Contact: Albert O'Leary
PBA Communications Director

or Joseph Mancini


January 11, 2018

PBA President on arrest of City Council Members at demonstration

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“Our police officers protect New Yorkers’ First Amendment right to peacefully demonstrate every single day. Unfortunately, some participants in today’s demonstration intentionally escalated an already-tense situation, placing their fellow demonstrators and the police officers on the scene at greater risk. Our elected officials should know the difference between a peaceful protest and behavior that endangers public safety. Yet some of them have chosen repeatedly over the years to cross that line in order to raise their own profile. Now more than ever, we need leadership, not showmanship.”

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