Local May 7, 2012 | 9:38 am

Opposition party’s closing rally in NYC prompts Police escort

NEW YORK.- The NY Police precincts 30, 33 and 34 in Upper Manhattan had to call for backups from the 23rd Sunday afternoon, to escort the crowds estimated at 15,000 people, during opposition PRD party’s campaign closing rally in the city.

The PRD Community Affairs division said more than 1,200 vehicles took part in the motorcade which Police agents had previously halted around 192nd St and St. Nicholas Av.

Police 34th Precinct commander Brian Mullen said the Department had to use a helicopter to calculate the number of people and vehicles from the air, as the agents forced the motorcade to start off from 135th St and Riverside Av. one hour before schedule.

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