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Subway performers challenge NYPD arrests

October 22, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Subway performers, local volunteers and city officials gathered Tuesday in response to performer Andrew Kalleen’s recent arrest, which took place at the Lorimer Street/ Metropolitan Avenue subway station on Oct. 17.  

Kalleen was arrested for playing his guitar and singing on the subway platform.  A video of the arrest, which additionally shows Kalleen citing laws for his defense, has received about 500,000 views on YouTube. 

“Music is Legal” signs were seen at the rally, where the attendees protested the “wrongful arrest.”

“Freelance subway performance has been legal since 1985,” said Matthew Christian, volunteer and organizer of BUSKNY.  “Performers are still being arrested for doing this.”

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Kalleen lodged a formal complaint with the Civilian Complaint Review Board. 

 Stay tuned for more updates.

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