In the early morning hours of June 28,four police officers raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar and dance club in New York City's Greenwich Village. I think that's when I felt rage. Samantha Vincenty. It is known, however, that at least two rioters were severely beaten by the police.
CS1 maint: extra text: authors list link Duberman, Martin Where witnesses claim one woman who fought her treatment at the hands of the police caused the crowd to become angry, some also remembered several "butch lesbians" had begun to fight back while still in the bar.
The police, a few prisoners, and a Village Voice writer barricaded themselves in the bar, which the mob attempted to set on fire after breaching the barricade repeatedly. Just as the line got into a full kick routine, the TPF advanced again and cleared the crowd of screaming gay power[-]ites down Christopher to Seventh Avenue.