At the edge of the UN security perimeter, those with causes (and signs) try to be heard

From right, Daniel Pedro, Edison Gilberto and Domingo Rafael, demonstrate against Angola’s ruling party, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, in New York. The U.N. General Assembly, the most inherently international event, is also the most American. It’s a place where people raised unfree come to speak out because they can. In official protest locations and just plain street corners this week, the heavily secured streets outside the United Nations complex were filled this week with people who said they were there protesting injustice. (AP Photo/David R. Martin)

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Pedro came to the U.S. from Angola five months ago. He works construction in the New York City borough of Queens. Kadija Tyler made the journey from Senegal to Harlem. She works in sales in a department store.