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Inside New York City's autonomous protest zone

A demonstrator stands in front of NYPD officers inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" that has been established near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  

A demonstrator stands in front of NYPD officers inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" that has been established near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  

A demonstrator stands in front of NYPD officers inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" that has been established near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  
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NYPD officers remove a barricade set by demonstrators inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" that has been established near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

NYPD officers remove a barricade set by demonstrators inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" that has been established near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

NYPD officers remove a barricade set by demonstrators inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" that has been established near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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NYPD officers charge toward demonstrators with riot shields inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

NYPD officers charge toward demonstrators with riot shields inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

NYPD officers charge toward demonstrators with riot shields inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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NYPD officer stands in front of the vandalized Surrogate's Court near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

NYPD officer stands in front of the vandalized Surrogate's Court near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

NYPD officer stands in front of the vandalized Surrogate's Court near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A protester disables a police camera during a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in lower Manhattan, June 30.  
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A protester disables a police camera during a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A protester disables a police camera during a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Protesters chant slogans during a protest to defund the police in an area they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in lower Manhattan, June 30.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri  

Protesters chant slogans during a protest to defund the police in an area they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri  

Protesters chant slogans during a protest to defund the police in an area they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri  
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A makeshift barricade is seen near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A makeshift barricade is seen near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A makeshift barricade is seen near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, July 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Demonstrators block traffic near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  

Demonstrators block traffic near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  

Demonstrators block traffic near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  
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A demonstrator speaks through a megaphone to people gathered near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A demonstrator speaks through a megaphone to people gathered near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A demonstrator speaks through a megaphone to people gathered near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Demonstrators gather near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Demonstrators gather near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Demonstrators gather near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A demonstrator climbs a traffic lamp near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A demonstrator climbs a traffic lamp near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A demonstrator climbs a traffic lamp near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People protest in the street outside a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in lower Manhattan, June 30.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri  

People protest in the street outside a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri  

People protest in the street outside a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri  
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Demonstrators stand on a pillar near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Demonstrators stand on a pillar near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Demonstrators stand on a pillar near an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A person dressed as Spider-Man sits on a car by an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  

A person dressed as Spider-Man sits on a car by an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  

A person dressed as Spider-Man sits on a car by an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  
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Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" that has been established to protest the New York Police Department and in support of "Black Lives Matter" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, in New York City, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" that has been established to protest the New York Police Department and in support of "Black Lives Matter" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, in New York City, June...more

Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" that has been established to protest the New York Police Department and in support of "Black Lives Matter" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, in New York City, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A person sits under an umbrella as rain falls at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A person sits under an umbrella as rain falls at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A person sits under an umbrella as rain falls at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A man has his hair braided in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A man has his hair braided in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A man has his hair braided in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A person hangs a sign in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A person hangs a sign in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A person hangs a sign in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People gather at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People gather at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People gather at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A makeshift mobile phone charging station in an area demonstrators are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A makeshift mobile phone charging station in an area demonstrators are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A makeshift mobile phone charging station in an area demonstrators are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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People gather in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People gather in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People gather in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People take part in a protest in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in support of "Black Lives Matter" in Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People take part in a protest in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in support of "Black Lives Matter" in Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People take part in a protest in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in support of "Black Lives Matter" in Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Demonstrators make a sign inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators make a sign inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators make a sign inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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An upside-down US flag is pictured in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in support of "Black Lives Matter" in Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

An upside-down US flag is pictured in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in support of "Black Lives Matter" in Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

An upside-down US flag is pictured in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in support of "Black Lives Matter" in Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators relax inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A woman sits in a waterproof pod inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman sits in a waterproof pod inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman sits in a waterproof pod inside of an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Demonstrators relax inside an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators relax inside an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators relax inside an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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An image of George Floyd is seen on the ground at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

An image of George Floyd is seen on the ground at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

An image of George Floyd is seen on the ground at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People sit at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People sit at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People sit at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People erect a tent at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People erect a tent at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People erect a tent at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A woman wears a "Black Lives Matter" earring at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A woman wears a "Black Lives Matter" earring at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A woman wears a "Black Lives Matter" earring at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People gather at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People gather at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People gather at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A sign is seen painted on the sidewalk at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A sign is seen painted on the sidewalk at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A sign is seen painted on the sidewalk at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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An NYPD officer speaks to people gathered at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

An NYPD officer speaks to people gathered at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

An NYPD officer speaks to people gathered at a protest to defund the police in an area being called the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A woman sits under an umbrella at a protest to defund the police in an area demonstrators are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman sits under an umbrella at a protest to defund the police in an area demonstrators are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman sits under an umbrella at a protest to defund the police in an area demonstrators are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A protestor sits in an area demonstrators protesting to defund police are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A protestor sits in an area demonstrators protesting to defund police are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A protestor sits in an area demonstrators protesting to defund police are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" near City Hall in lower Manhattan, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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People take part in a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in Manhattan, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People take part in a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in Manhattan, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People take part in a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in Manhattan, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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People take part in a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in support of "Black Lives Matter" in Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People take part in a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in support of "Black Lives Matter" in Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People take part in a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in support of "Black Lives Matter" in Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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People take part in a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in support of "Black Lives Matter" in Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People take part in a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in support of "Black Lives Matter" in Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People take part in a protest to defund the police in a place they are calling the "City Hall Autonomous Zone" in support of "Black Lives Matter" in Manhattan, June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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