Protesters took to the streets of Brooklyn Friday night to demonstrate against increased police presence at subway stops to stop people jumping the turnstile, also known as "fare avoidance."
Twitter user Ford Fischer tells the story of the anti-police protests through videos posted on his social media account:
"Free transit!" they marched as they entered a subway stop in huge numbers. pic.twitter.com/ryiATEAr4E— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) November 2, 2019
I've never seen anything quite like this moment.— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) November 2, 2019
The #BlackLivesMatter protesters and their allies then jumped the turnstiles en masse.
This was meant to be in defiance of aggressive police arrests over $2.75 fair evasion. pic.twitter.com/xgYLSDuXr5
"The police has been extremely violent towards black kids for skipping the $2.75 fair when they make millions of dollars off the MTA's funds" one activist said. "We're against the brutality of the police against in the black community.— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) November 2, 2019
"I jump every day, that's why I'm here." pic.twitter.com/Ok2YJ6fdd1
"No more cops in our community! Fuck the pigs! No more comrades in jail! Fuck the pigs!"— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) November 2, 2019
Last night, 100's of New York activists gathered and marched in opposition to police violence, especially against fair evaders on the subway.
They say such enforcement is enforced poverty. pic.twitter.com/kBc9IfCEWq
"Whose streets? Our streets!"— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) November 2, 2019
"No cops, no KKK, no fascist USA!"
As the group marched, they blocked traffic including busses. One bus patron can actually be seen cheering on the group blocking his bus. pic.twitter.com/CqUlSsC1Mq