Partisan Defense Committee Letter

21 May 2024

Partisan Defense Committee P.O. Box 99, Canal Street Station, New York, NY 10013


Contact: Kevin Gilroy (212) 406-4252

The following letter was written by the Partisan Defense Committee.

21 May 2024

Eric Gonzalez
Kings County District Attorney's Office
350 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Alvin Bragg
Manhattan District Attorney's Office
One Hogan Place
New York, NY 10013

Eric Adams
Office of the Mayor
City Hall
New York, NY 10007

Dear Sirs:

The Partisan Defense Committee strongly protests the arrest of hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators in the New York City area in the last weeks. Most recently, on May 18 police violently assaulted protesters in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn arresting 40. Hundreds, at an annual event commemorating the infamous Nakba (dispossession of Palestinians from their homeland) of 1948 and demanding an end to Israel's genocidal attack on Gaza, were set upon by riot-clad cops. Video footage shows police, including commanding officers, viciously tackling, assaulting and repeatedly punching several demonstrators as they were on the ground. This comes in the wake of numerous assaults and arrests of pro-Palestinian demonstrators across the city.

We demand that all charges against pro-Palestinian protesters be dropped. Hands Off Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators! Open the secret police files targeting pro-Palestinian protesters!

Kevin Gilroy
For the Partisan Defense Committee