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NYC Police allegedly rough up & rip off hijab of girls playing in the park

According to the New York Daily News, police roughed up, maced, cuffed and ripped the hijabs off 3 Bronx sisters who were playing in the park after hours —and then arrested a kid who videotaped the incident:

The girls said police approached them, and told them to leave because the park was closed. Police followed them out, the girls said, and one grabbed Khalia from behind in a chokehold, wrestling her to the ground.

"They said they asked for ID. I didn't hear them," Khalia said.

Lamis said she told the cop to get off her sister, and the officer's female partner threw Lamis to the ground. As they lay on the ground, the girls, who are Muslim, said the cops ripped off their hijabs, a Muslim headscarf.


"They didn't say anything," Khalia added. "I kept saying, 'I'm 14! What are you doing? We're not bad kids.'"

A crowd quickly gathered, with many pleading with police to let the girls go, the sisters said. Police called for backup, and within moments, dozens of cops swarmed the scene.

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