NYC Mayoral Candidate Arrested During Protest

Bill de Blasio, a candidate for mayor, was slapped into plastic cuffs on Wednesday and driven off in a white police van from outside the Midtown Manhattan offices of the State University of New York chancellor, where Mr. de Blasio led a demonstration against the possible closing of Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn.
July 11, 2013
 

Bill de Blasio, a candidate for mayor, was slapped into plastic cuffs on Wednesday and driven off in a white police van from outside the Midtown Manhattan offices of the State University of New York chancellor, where Mr. de Blasio led a demonstration against the possible closing of Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn.

Mr. de Blasio was joined at the protest by two other Democratic primary mayoral rivals, Anthony D. Weiner and John C. Liu, who stayed in the background and avoided arrest. But the police did take away more than a dozen protesters, including Stephen Levin, the City Council member from Brooklyn Heights, which the hospital serves, and two leaders of the New York State Nurses Association.

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