By Brooklyn Reader

March 25, 2015, 11:59 am

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ilman Antonio Reynoso being led away yesterday after being arrested for the possible closing of daycare and senior centers.
City Council Member Antonio Reynoso being led away by police yesterday after being arrested for the possible closing of daycare and senior centers.

North Brooklyn City Councilman Antonio Reynoso and 50th Democratic Assembly District leader Nick Rizzo were among six arrested, yesterday, during a large protest against the increasing gentrification in the area that has already seen the closing of one day care center and the possible eviction of another day care center and a senior center.

Specifically, the protest was against the closing of the Bushwick United Head Start on Manhattan Avenue and the possible eviction of both the Small World Day Care/Swinging 60s Senior Center, 211 Ainslie Street, and the Nuestros Niños Day Care Center, 384 S. 4th Street.

The protest blocked off streets and drew more than 400 people who decried private developers and the de Blasio administration for turning its back on campaign promises to stem the encroaching gentrification, displacing both longtime residents and crucially needed social service programs.

Reynosos, Rizzo and the protesters want the de Blasio administration to take the properties from the developers under eminent domain laws  as they are important community spaces.

As the streets were blocked, police on the street read warnings to move or the protesters would be arrested, before sweeping in an making the busts peacefully. Reynoso and Rizzo were charged with disorderly conduct and blocking traffic.

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