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Community activists arrested while protesting the sale of K2 in Brooklyn

Posted at 8:33 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 23:57:23-04

BEDSTUY, Brooklyn — Several community activists from the National Action Network were arrested Friday afternoon during a protest of places suspected of selling K2 in Brooklyn.

They sat in front of the Big Boy Deli at the corner of Broadway and Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn and refused to move.

The Big Boy Deli has been accused of selling K2 in the past, however an employee told PIX11 Friday, the police searched their shop and no K2 was found.

NYPD works to fight K2 epidemic in Brooklyn

Dozens of K2 overdoses have been reported near the intersection of Broadway and Myrtle in the last week.

Police have made over 28 K2-related arrests in the area over the past few days.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).