Protesters Defy Ban On Die-Ins In Grand Central Station
Note: #BlackLivesMatter protesters have been doing events in Grand Central Station in New York on a regular basis. After they held a successful 24 our vigil #CarryTheNames which included putting the names of those killed by police violence on the floor of the station, police announced there would be no more die-ins or putting names on the floor — such actions were prohibited. When this occurred we asked out loud what would the #BlackLivesMatter campaign do? Would they accept this? We’re pleased to report they are continuing to stand up, exercise their rights and raise the consciousness of thousands.
In defiance of the recently issued MTA ban on die-in protests at Grand Central Terminal, protestors held another demonstration in the main concourse on Monday to demand justice for unarmed black men killed by police. Although two protestors were arrested at a similar demonstration in Grand Central six days earlier, no arrests were made during Monday’s protest. However, the station’s loudspeaker repeatedly warned: “Lying on the floor, platform, stairs or landing is prohibited.” Check out the video below.