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Protesters Try to Storm Federal Jail in Brooklyn With Little Heat or Electricity
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=50089"><span class="small">Annie Correal, Andy Newman and Christina Goldbaum, The New York Times</span></a>   
Monday, 04 February 2019 09:33

Excerpt: "Protests at a federal jail in Brooklyn that has been without power and largely without heat for over a week boiled over on Sunday afternoon, when demonstrators stormed the jail. They were stopped by a line of correction officers inside the building who apparently drove them back with pepper spray."

Protesters outside the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, where a partial power outage has prompted management to cancel visits and place inmates on lockdown. (photo: Stephen Speranza/NYT)
Protesters outside the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, where a partial power outage has prompted management to cancel visits and place inmates on lockdown. (photo: Stephen Speranza/NYT)


Protesters Try to Storm Federal Jail in Brooklyn With Little Heat or Electricity

By Annie Correal, Andy Newman and Christina Goldbaum, The New York Times

04 February 19

 

rotests at a federal jail in Brooklyn that has been without power and largely without heat for over a week boiled over on Sunday afternoon, when demonstrators stormed the jail. They were stopped by a line of correction officers inside the building who apparently drove them back with pepper spray.

There were no immediate reports of arrests, the police said, and out on the street in front of the jail, the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, the protests, going on continuously since Saturday afternoon, quickly resumed.

The attempt to enter the jail happened just after noon when a woman, Yvonne Morilla, 51, of Queens, walked up to the door crying, “That’s my son! You got to let me go!” The scene devolved into a brief episode of chaos, with protesters pushing against the officers.

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+2 # elizabethblock 2019-02-04 14:51
If it was cold last week in New York, anything like what we had in Toronto (what an old friend would have called "zero real temperature," i.e. 0 Fahrenheit), I'm surprised people didn't die of hypothermia. Or maybe they did.