[NYC violence moratorium meeting part 1]

This tape features footage from two community meetings in New York City related to a call for a moratorium on police violence in Puerto Rican and minority communities. The audio is incredibly distorted and hard to make out through the entire tape.

00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with a blue screen.

00:07Copy video clip URL The hum of a large crowd gathered in a gymnasium can be heard before the beginning of an event. There is a brief shot of the audience.

00:43Copy video clip URL Cut to a performance of a folk song in Spanish. A man sings and plays guitar in front of a large banner that reads “Disarm the Police or Arm the People.” The cameraman pans to the crowd as the man performs. The audio becomes very distorted and remains distorted throughout the entire video. This lasts for several minutes.

05:18Copy video clip URL Cut to a speech from a woman at the event. The audio is almost inaudible for the duration of her speech. This lasts for several minutes.

12:29Copy video clip URL Emilio Benevides takes the microphone and begins to address the audience, requesting that representatives from different workshops come to the front and summarize the conclusions of their groups. Adorned on the side wall of the gymnasium, a giant banner reads “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!!” Numerous speakers take the microphone and address the crowd. The audio is extremely distorted for the duration of their speeches.

33:00Copy video clip URL Tape ends.

 

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