NYPD Ejects Members of NYU SJP from Washington Square Park for Leafleting

NYPD Ejects Members of NYU SJP from Washington Square Park for Leafleting

In a stunning violation of First Amendment rights to leaflet in a public space, New York Police Department (NYPD) officers ordered two members of New York University Students for Justice in Palestine (NYU SJP) to leave Washington Square Park on Tuesday because they claimed the leafleting was causing attendees of an Israeli Independence Day “rave” anxiety.

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NYU Students for Justice in Palestine Threatened

NYU Students for Justice in Palestine Threatened

On January 31, less than a week after President Trump issued an executive order known as the “Muslim ban,” Students for Justice in Palestine at NYU (NYU SJP) received a threatening email targeting its Arab and Muslim members, members of Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ solidarity groups, and immigrants.

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