Students Rally for Police-Free Zones in New York Schools

Ahead of Friday night's "FTP3 City-Wide Day of Transit Action" protest in New York City, activists led by the "Free CUNY" movement held a demonstration on the steps of New York City's Department of Education.

The group called for the removal of all police from schools and subways in the city, which they say should both be fully funded and free to use.

"We intend to transform our city," said one activist of the goal for Friday night's FTP3 event. "We can have a cop-free city. We can keep ourselves and each other safe!"

Beyond cops, the group wants military recruiters out of schools.

"Recruiters target black and brown students because they know that CUNY is becoming unaffordable" they say. "NYPD cops work with Israel! F**k these cops! Fuck these recruiters! Free Palestine! Liberation for all!"

"This is a fascist system ran by a fascist, and the cops work for the fascist system!" said an organizer, who led a chant of "Black Lives Matter!"

"Education is a right, not just for the rich and white!" chanted the crowd.


By: WashingtonAndBeyond (987.30)

Tags: Police Protest New York NYPD

Location: New York, New York