August 26, 2004 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

17 years ago on August 26th, 2004

Protests begin surrounding the Republican National Convention scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden

A wide variety of demonstrations took place during the long weekend, with hundreds of advocacy groups banding together to organize against the policies of the Bush/Cheney administration. Over 1,800 were arrested and held in a make-shift detention facility at pier 57. The majority of charges were later dropped and the city paid $13 million to settle various lawsuits.


References:

⏰ AGBC Rewind ⏰

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🌎 World History 🌏

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🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 103°F in 1948
Record Low: 53°F in 1887


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