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Sunset Park Rent Strike 07-19-2012 Tenant attack and arrests

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Published on Jul 19, 2012

UNEDITED FOOTAGE (clips) of this morning's incident at the Sunset Park Rent Strike. After waiting for many years, and with much organizing and community support in the last weeks putting pressure, contractors finally arrived to make electric repairs in the buildings. Tenant leaders Sara and Francisca went with community member and supporter Dennis Flores to see and document the repairs in the basement. The superintendent of the building, Israel Espinoza, blocked their way and aggressively pushed Francisca and was proceeding to attack her when Dennis intervened. Francisca collapsed and had to be taken by ambulance to hospital were she remains hospitalized for brain bleeding. Even after witness testimony, cops proceeded to arrests both Dennis Flores and the aggressor Israel Espinoza and took them down to 72 precinct to charge both of them with assault.

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