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Posted on: 06-29-2020 09:57.
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Multiple firsthand accounts and viral tweets said the NYPD used excessive force on people participating in the Queer Liberation March on Sunday, the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the final day of New York's planned Pride celebrations.
Two witnesses told BuzzFeed News they saw police running into crowds, using pepper spray, and beating protesters with batons near Washington Square Park — only about a five-minute walk from the historic Stonewall Inn, where the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement began 51 years ago.
And while people weren't sure how things escalated, they said that it was an otherwise peaceful and celebratory gathering.
“Don’t overplay. Don’t overplay. Less is more. It will always be: less is more. Nobody is ever going to remember all those fancy solos - even the guys that play them, most of them won’t remember - so play some licks that people can walk away humming, that people can identify with." --Steve Cropper
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