NYU Local: Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network Marches Ahead of Tuesday Primary

The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN) held their first borough-wide march against displacement, corporations and racism on Saturday morning, ahead of Tuesday’s municipal primaries.

The group began at Barclays Center and marched toward Bushwick, with six rally stops along the way. More than 100 grassroots organizations and groups endorsed the protest.

“We must be at the forefront of the solutions, but we cannot do it without addressing gentrification,” an UPROSE speaker said.

There was heavy police presence at the march, partly because BAN was unable to attain a sound permit.

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