Albuquerque sit-in protesters to hold anniversary event

Civic Plaza

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – A group of activists arrested last year for holding a sit-in at the Albuquerque mayor’s office over police shootings are coming together again.

The advocates are scheduled Tuesday to meet at 1 Civic Plaza in downtown Albuquerque for a rally and to discuss the sit-in that shutdown City Hall.

Thirteen activists were arrested after they sat in the mayor’s office more than an hour. One protester chained herself to a stand holding a piece of southwest pottery.

The sit-in was part of a string of protests last year over Albuquerque police shooting.

The city recently signed an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to overhaul the police force amid allegations of excessive force. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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