Matt McGorry was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct throughout a non-violent protest in NYC on April 16. He made certain to doc the arrest on video for this highly effective message he needs you to hearken to.
Matt McGorry, 32, was arrested in his native, New York Metropolis on April 16, whereas collaborating in a non-violent protest with NYC Shut It Down. Matt, who was later launched, was videotaped whereas being handcuffed by police, and now, he’s requesting that the general public shares his video for an essential trigger. NYC Shut It Down — a bunch of activists who protest in opposition to militarized policing and racial injustice — took the streets to protest the dying of Decynthia Clements.
Clements, McGorry says was “a Black girl who was murdered by police on March 12, 2018, in Illinois.” He penned an article centered round his arrest to debate how he and NYC Shut It Down are “making Black Lives Matter within the ‘Liberal Bubble.’” He continued: “Clements additionally suffered from psychological sickness, experiencing hallucinations and suicidal ideas, and was inhumanely dealt with by police in the identical method we see too many individuals of coloration handled,” he wrote [through Medium].
McGorry, together with NYC Shut It Down participated within the group’s annual Monday-night protest, referred to as Folks’s Monday. It’s a particular evening of marching to “uplift the tales of Black and Brown individuals killed by police and to name consideration to the hazard and displacement that gentrification — and its accompanying police presence — causes in communities of coloration,” he wrote.
The actor joined the activist group three years in the past. Monday evening when he was arrested marked his fifth time marching with NYC Shut It Down.