Protestors suing City of Buffalo claiming unlawful, false arrest

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A group of protesters is suing the City of Buffalo, the police department, and several officers after they say they were unlawfully and falsely arrested.

The nine protesters were all arrested in June during a protest in Niagara Square.

They were charged with violations for “sleeping in any park” and “remaining in a park or playground after open hours.”

The violations were later thrown out in city court.

The protestors are now seeking damages and attorney fees. The city denies the claims.

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