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New York's Muslims blast police surveillance tactic

Hundreds marched to NYPD headquarters protesting against racial profiling, spying on Muslim areas

New York's Muslims blast police surveillance tactic
Muslims rally in Foley Square during a protest of ethnic profiling by law enforcement on November 18, 2011 in New York City(Getty Images)
New York's Muslims blast police surveillance tactic
Muslims held a rally and Friday prayers and were joined by protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street (AFP/Getty Images)
New York's Muslims blast police surveillance tactic
The Muslim protesters prayed in a lower Manhattan park and marched to New York police headquarters (AFP/Getty Images)
New York's Muslims blast police surveillance tactic
They were protesting a decade of police probing mosques and spying on Muslim neighbourhoods (AFP/Getty Images)
New York's Muslims blast police surveillance tactic
According to Associated Press newswire, it was the first organised opposition to the NYPD's intelligence tactics (Getty Images)
New York's Muslims blast police surveillance tactic
Investigation had revealed widespread spying programs documented every aspect of Muslim life in New York (Getty Images)
New York's Muslims blast police surveillance tactic
Muslims pray in Foley Square as supporters look on (Getty Images)
New York's Muslims blast police surveillance tactic
Members of the Muslim community stage a rally (AFP/Getty Images)
New York's Muslims blast police surveillance tactic
Police walk past as Muslim gather for a rally (Getty Images)
New York's Muslims blast police surveillance tactic
According to AP, protesters carried signs that said "NYPD watches us. Who watches NYPD?" (AFP/Getty Images)