NY civil rights group files suits over Republican convention arrests Chris Buell at 9:36 AM ET
The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed two lawsuits in federal court claiming that hundreds were illegally arrested and detained during protests at the Republican National Convention in August. More than 1,800 people were arrested during the four-day convention held in New York City, many either near the World Trade Center site or Union Square on Aug. 31.
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