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Police Brutality against Strikers

Clip | 49s | Video has closed captioning.

The general public showed no sympathy for striking garment workers. Policemen ran strikers into court everyday, where judges fined them, put them in jail, or sent them to the workhouse on Blackwells Island.

Aired: 02/28/11

Rating: NR

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