Police arrested Melkisedec Francois, an organizer for @ItsAStrategy, Kimberly Bernard, an organizer for Black Womxn's March and People's March, and others after NYPD moved to forcefully break up a protest in front of the 34th Precinct, according to members of both organisations.
Six arrests total being held at the 7th precinct, sources say.
Police have released all of the arrested protesters including the two organizers.

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