Thousands of New York City police officers prepared for protests in Times Square as an enormous crowd of revelers gathered for New Year's Eve celebrations.
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Yuhua Liu, who was cleared of the charge, says his civil rights were violated.
Demonstrators chanting "hands up, don't shoot" held a vigil in Union Square before marching up to Times Square.
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Hard pedaling and raucous laughter help power up the nation's midnight celebrations.