More than 40 arrests made in NYC protest against police brutality

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Protesters rallying against police brutality gather near the Brooklyn Bridge on April 14, 2015. (Photo: Air 11)

Protesters rallying against police brutality gather near the Brooklyn Bridge on April 14, 2015. (Photo: Air 11)

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Of the hundreds of protesters who gathered in New York City Tuesday to denounce what they called undue force by police officers nationwide, dozens were led away from the event in handcuffs, police said.

At least 42 people were arrested in the march, which was organized by National Actions to Stop Murder by Police. The charges against those arestees varied, a police spokeswoman said, adding that all charges were misdemeanors. Most of the violations involved pedestrians walking on the roadway of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Marches took to the span after a rally in Manhattan’s Union Square. Then they marched on Broadway to the Brooklyn Bridge, where they partially blocked traffic.

Organizers said the gathering was one of 28 held across the country. They cited the deaths of Eric Garner in Staten Island and Water Scott in South Carolina as reason for their demonstrations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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