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Civil Disobedience

Public advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is placed in handcuffs during a protest in Midtown on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Calls On Governor, Mayor To Step Up On Possible Closure Of Brooklyn Hospital

Public Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill De Blasio has called on the governor and the mayor to get the parties together and find out who has proposed taking the hospital over.

07/11/2013

Protesters demonstrate at a rally for slain teenager Trayvon Martin on March 22, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Al Sharpton: “Wave Of Civil Disobedience” Planned To Protest Fla Teen’s Death

Activists are planning “a wave of civil disobedience” to protest the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., the Rev. Al Sharpton said Saturday.

03/25/2012

New  York State Senator Bill Perkins (L) (credit: AP)

State Troopers Arrest NYC Lawmakers At Rent Control Rally

Sen. Bill Perkins, a Manhattan Democrat and the first escorted out, said they are trying to get rent laws renewed or reformed. Bronx Assemblyman Jose Rivera also was arrested.

06/14/2011