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Thousands protest MTA, NYPD on fair evasion crackdown

Thousands of people came together across New York City yesterday to protest the MTA and NYPD, as they plan to crack down on public transportation fair evasion.

News 12 Staff

Feb 1, 2020, 3:58 PM

Updated 1,603 days ago

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Thousands of people came together across New York City Friday to protest the MTA and NYPD, as they plan to crack down on public transportation fair evasion.
Majority of the protestors came together during the evening commute, but their efforts started earlier in the day when a few protestors vandalized subway stations.
The protest began in Grand Central Station and about 1,000 anti-police protestors ended up near the Barclays Center hours later.

The protestors blocked traffic, vandalized a city bus and shouted obscene insults at police.

Protestors say that a $100 fine for avoiding the MTA fare is unacceptable for people who probably can't even afford a single ride.
MTA officials stated that it has a zero tolerance for actions that divert valuable time, money and resources away from investments in transit services.
According to the NYPD, 13 people were arrested during the protests Friday evening and are facing consequences for their actions today.
The NYPD are set to deploy 500 new officers to patrol the stations to crack down on fair evasion.
 
 
 
 
 


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