Tompkins Square 30th Annual Riot Reunion

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Tompkins Square Annual Riot Reunion
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One August night in 1988, hundreds of police officers enforcing a 1am curfew in Tompkins Square Park clashed with protestors, punks and other citizens, resulting in 44 injuries and more than 120 police brutality complaints. Since 2004, local punks have staged annual concerts in the park marking the event, with cult faves Leftöver Crack headlining the inaugural and several subsequent events. This year's concert has several NYC hardcore bands lined up, including Breakdown and Urban Waste, as well as suitably loud acts Disassociate, The F.U.’s, Psycho Sin and others, plus a “special guest band to be announced."

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