Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

November 15, 2011

New York Councilman jailed bleeding during Occupy New York raid

Tues. Nov. 15: NOW:  New York City Hall Councilmen marching. Councilmen Sanders, Jumaane Williams, Eugene and Cabrera marching on 1 Police Plaza demanding release of Councilman Rodriguez, arrested bleeding at Zoccotti Park as police cleared it Tuesday. City Hall News.

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez said he was assaulted by police, arrested and denied access to a lawyer: 

Latino Fox News reports: New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodríguez was arrested -- and possibly roughed up -- early Tuesday morning when the NYPD raided Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan to break up the Occupy Wall Street encampment, according to a number of sources.
Rodríguez’s press secretary David Segal confirmed that the councilman was arrested, but could not say if he was in any way injured. Segal, however, heard from fellow Councilman Jumaane Williams that Rodriguez was bleeding from above one of his eyes.
Rodriguez arrived down at Zuccotti Park around 1:00 a.m. shortly after hearing reports that police had entered the park to shut down the encampment, Segal told Fox News Latino. 
The NYPD said Rodriguez was arrested at Vesey St. and Broadway about 2 a.m.

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New York Civil Liberties Union: "If you have been a victim to or witnessed New York Police Dept. misconduct, tell us what happened at Also journalists arrested were asked to contact them.

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