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NYC budget due Tuesday amid calls to defund NYPD

Things got temporarily tense early Tuesday morning when Occupy City Hall protesters nearly faced off with police in riot gear amid calls to defund the NYPD. The city's budget is due today, Tuesday, as New York is faced with nearly $10 billion in cuts amid a pandemic and citywide protests. Among the biggest proposed shift in resources is away from the NYPD, with Mayor Bill de Blasio pledging $1 billion in what he calls "savings" to the country's largest police force.

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