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NYC's Queer Liberation March draws thousands, clashes with NYPD

estimated that 50,000 protesters joined the march.When the marchers arrived at their final destination — a rally in Washington Square Park — they allegedly faced police brutality, according to witnesses and march organizers.

Videos posted to social media and aired on local TV stations also appear to show police shoving and swinging batons at protesters with at least one officer using pepper spray.NBC New York reported that after the “massive march,” the event took “a violent turn” after demonstrators began “shoving matches with police.” A cameraman for the station caught on tape a police officer shoving a demonstrator roughly off a bicycle with a baton and reporter Chris Glorioso asked the police present for comment on the shoving,.

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