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In the wake of George Floyd’s death and in solidarity with protesters across the country, city bus drivers are taking a stand, banding together against police violence by refusing to transport arrested protesters to jail. “[We] do not work for the NYPD. We transport the working families of NYC,” tweeted a drivers union. “All [of our] operators should refuse to transport arrested protestors,” an affirmation echoed by a wave of drivers in Minneapolis who pledged, “We are willing to do what we can to ensure our labor is not used to help the Minneapolis Police Department shut down calls for justice.”

Another driver stepped off peacefully and refused to drive when NYPD commandeered his bus for transporting arrested protesters, to the cheers of the crowd.

If you see or hear of bus drivers going above and beyond with acts of kindness, generosity, decency, and safe, strong shows of support related (or not) to protests, drop a line to recharge@motherjones.com. And bookmark the blog at motherjones.com/recharge.

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