Army Tanks Clear "Peaceful" NYC Protests

By Olivia Smith | May 15, 2024

The demonstrations

In New York City, recent events unfolded amidst initially peaceful student-led protests in solidarity with Palestine. 
 

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However, as tensions rose, the demonstrations turned chaotic, leading to clashes. The deployment of military-like vehicles to disperse protesters marked a significant escalation, sparking concerns about the response's proportionality.
 

Military tactics

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The NYPD's role in handling the protests has come under scrutiny, with criticism directed at the use of military tactics and the mass arrests made.