South Bronx United protesters arrested for FreshDirect sit-in at Harlem River rail yards

South Bronx Unite protesters and their supporters were led away in handcuffs Saturday after holding a sit-in in front of the Harlem River rail yards to protest FreshDirect’s plans to relocate its headquarters there. (3/22/14)

THE BRONX - A peaceful rally in Mott Haven today led to dozens of marchers being placed in handcuffs.

South Bronx Unite protesters and their supporters were led away in handcuffs Saturday after holding a sit-in in front of the Harlem River rail yards to protest FreshDirect’s plans to relocate its headquarters there.

Protesters wanted to plant sunflowers at the yards as a symbol of fresh air, but were denied access to the property. Instead, they hung the flowers on the front gate and chanted with signs protesting FreshDirect's plans to move to Mott Haven.

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Protesters maintain the online grocer will further drive up asthma rates in the South Bronx.    

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