Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez is handcuffed by a New York Police Department officer on Hicks Street and Atlantic Avenue on Aug. 5, 2013. Velázquez intended to be arrested in protest of the closure of nearby Long Island City Hospital.
Also arrested were Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill DiBlasio, and Brooklyn Councilman Steve Levin. Rally the CHA’s Jeff Strabone was also arrested.
The following day at another rally to #SaveLICH Assembly Member Joan Millman, and local activists Dorothy Seigel and Peter Sakora were arrested.