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Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman headlines rally for Daniel Penny

Rally held to support Daniel Penny
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NEW YORK -- Several protesters were arrested early Wednesday in Lower Manhattan in support of Daniel Penny, the Marine veteran charged with manslaughter in the chokehold death of Jordan Neely on a subway train.

The rally, which was held at Collect Pond Park near Chinatown, was headlined by Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman.

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The protesters say they believe Penny was acting in self-defense.

The rally later became disruptive, and some arrests were made when counter protesters arrived.

Police have not released the number of arrests made. 

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