1934 October 13

NYC Police Break Up Anti-Fascist Rally; NYCLU Demands Mayor Investigate


The New York Civil Liberties (NYCLU) on this day demanded that Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia investigate the actions of police officers in breaking up an anti-Fascist rally held in front of Yankee Stadium. Most of the demonstrators at the rally were college or high school students. The NYCLU called the actions by the police ” reckless and insolent assault by detectives on the rights of the citizens of the city.”

Learn more about LaGuardia: H. Paul Jeffers, The Napoleon of New York: Mayor Fiorello La Guardia  (2002)
















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