Transit Workers Union blasts NY for forcing bus drivers to transported handcuffed protesters

TWU blasts city for putting handcuffed Occupy Wall Street protesters on buses

BY PETE DONOHUE, EMILY SHER AND HELEN KENNEDY
DAILY NEWS WRITERS
Monday, October 3rd 2011, 4:00 AM

The Transport Workers Union will go to court Monday to try to stop the city from forcing bus drivers to transport Wall Street protesters arrested by the NYPD, the Daily News has learned.

The union, whose leaders voted last week to support the protesters, said police brass commandeered three MTA buses to transport many of the 700 demonstrators arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday.

Union President John Samuelsen called ordering bus drivers to drive prisoners “a blatant act of political retaliation.”

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