Guess What? Officials in New York Reportedly Used Undercover Officers to Monitor Black Lives Matter Protesters

Demonstrators stage a die-in in Grand Central Terminal in New York City Dec. 6, 2014, protesting the Staten Island, N.Y., grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer involved in the choke hold death of Eric Garner in July.  ANDREW BURTON/GETTY IMAGES
Demonstrators stage a die-in in Grand Central Terminal in New York City Dec. 6, 2014, protesting the Staten Island, N.Y., grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer involved in the choke hold death of Eric Garner in July.
ANDREW BURTON/GETTY IMAGES

Plainclothes New York City transit and police officers were used to monitor Black Lives Matter protesters who staged die-ins at the city’s Grand Central Terminal, the New York Daily News reports.

Surveillance included live updates with details such as the number of protesters and the officers’ locations at the several protests that occurred between November 2014 and February 2015. There were also photos of individual activists included in documents, the news site notes. The surveillance was conducted by a coalition of Metropolitan Transportation Authority counterterrorism agents and undercover officers, alongside New York City Police Department intelligence officers, the Daily News notes, quoting The Intercept.

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Source: The Root | BREANNA EDWARDS

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