1926 December 1

NYC Police Brutalize Box Workers; ACLU Protests

 

The ACLU on this day protested brutal actions by New York City police officers against striking workers at a box manufacturing plant. Affidavits reported that police officers beat men and women, used both clubs and their fists, and that one officer wielding a pistol chased children from their play activities. A delegation led by the ACLU scheduled a meeting with New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker to discuss their complaints.

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