New York protests over 'stop and frisk'

Civil rights groups say police search tactics are illegal and unfairly target black and Hispanic men.

    Thousands of protesters from civil rights groups have marched down New York City's Fifth Avenue in total silence to demand the city's police department end its "stop-and-frisk" tactics.

    Members of almost 300 groups on Sunday quietly strolled down Manhattan from Harlem to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's blocked off town house on the Upper East Side where they shouted "no justice, no peace" as they passed by.

    Critics say the NYPD's practice of stopping, questioning and searching people deemed suspicious is illegal and humiliating to thousands of law-abiding black and Hispanic men.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from NY.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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