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On Father's Day (Sunday, June 18), thousands of New Yorkers marched down Fifth Avenue to protest police brutality and the city's controversial Stop-and-Frisk policy. Our Steven Thrasher was there and writes:
"The protestors were gathered to protest Stop and Frisk, the NYPD's process of stopping and frisking hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers every year. But it was also to protest police profiling (and in the case of Trayvon Martin, citizen profiling) more broadly and nationally. It was only the second silent march ever understaken by the NAACP, the march's main sponsor, with the last being in 1915 to protest lynchings in the South. The march was filled with images of Martin of Florida, as well as New Yorkers Sean Bell, Amadou Diallo and Ramarley Graham."
ALL PHOTOGRAPHS BY C.S. MUNCY
Published on June 18, 2012