Wednesday, August 20, 2014

#HandsUp #TurnUp rally winding through the East Village; report of one arrest


[Photo by jdx]

All sorts of reports coming in regarding the #HandsUp #TurnUp rally that started earlier this evening at Sarah D Roosevelt Park. The march is in remembrance of Mike Brown.


[Photo on 2nd Avenue via @alexisperrotta]

We're still sorting out everything… so far, there is a report of an arrest on Avenue A.




One resident figures there were 100-plus people "yelling 'no justice,' 'no peace' on East 6th Street. At least 40 NYPD with zip tie handcuffs too."

Here's video from East Sixth Street and Avenue B…



Here's another snippet of video via Grant Shaffer…



More to come…

Updated 10:32 p.m.

More photos… via EVG regular jdx











Updated 10:49 p.m.

The rally has moved to Union Square …


[Photo via @PeterKimFrank]

There's an update here.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

But.. but.. we've always been told it's ok to peaceably assemble, right? Oh wait, I forget.. we're in NYC so those kinds of silly notions don't apply to us.

Anonymous said...

What part of "Don't shoot" do the cops not understand?

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting this so promptly. I've been trying to find info on the helicopter circling around and shouts heard from 9th street. You were the first place I turned!

Anonymous said...

I saw it and thought how thrilled all those cops must be to be getting more overtime... There were swarms of them, and lots of paddy wagons, too. I bet NYPD "antiterrorism" units are on it and jizzing all over themselves out of excitement.

Crazy Eddie said...

Yet during SantaCon………………

Anonymous said...

Thanks EVG, first place I turned to.

jdx said...

anonymous @10:48 PM --

the nypd seemed woefully underprepared for the size of the rally. it appeared that the police initially attempted to contain the protesters on east 4th street, between 1st ave & avenue A, but the number of protesters allowed the crowd to push on down the street & around the corner. it's not entirely clear that the police knew this was happening as the radio-cars & sirens didn't appear en masse until at least five minutes had elapsed from the first rallying cries.

Pinch said...

Not all of the facts are in on what happened in Ferguson but who cares about that I guess...I know I'm in the minority here on this anyway but it's still a point worth raising in my humble opinion.

Gojira said...

So that's why it sounded like the fall of Saigon in the sky above my building. I thought the damn NYPD chopper was going to come through my window.

~evilsugar25 said...

wow! i live on 6th but my open windows face out to 7th and we could CLEARLY hear the chanting. amazing what is going on right now.

Walter said...

Any arrests served these protesters right. Don't these people know about the "Free Speech Zones" set aside for such purposes by the heavenly Mike Bloomberg?

Anonymous said...

Saw it too when I was leaving a restaurant at 6th street. Didnt know it was the "hands up don't shoot"-movement at first.
Nice and important protest without violence.

Anonymous said...

Gojira, Saigon didn't fall, it was liberated. Which side were you on?

Anonymous said...

@Pinch, 11:16. Exactly.

Anonymous said...

I believe in peaceful protest it's crucial to a free society. However don't be surprised by "arrest were made" showing up in reports. There are always a few people that want more than a peaceful march and hope for conflict.

Anonymous said...

Walking through the residential streets at 10 pm in large groups, blocking traffic and shouting can hardly be described as a peaceful protest. If you do not need to work in the morning, you may want to think of those who do. If you do not have a care in the world other then walk around shouting about some events far away you do not know first thing about, do it in your own back yard, not in mine.

Anonymous said...

Please refrain from using the term 'paddywagon'. Its an ethnic slur against Irish Americans. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the police had a riot last night on 10th St:

WATCH: NYPD cops appear to beat man during solidarity protest for Michael Brown in East Village

WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE IN VIDEO: Police say the man was busted on E. 10th St. near Ave. D, saying he was engaged in 'tumultuous behavior' while demonstrating over the events in Ferguson, Mo.

<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-cops-beat-man-ferguson-protest-article-1.1911443> Watch video at NY DailyNews</a>

Anonymous said...

Fixed the link:

Watch video at NY DailyNews

nygrump said...

August 21, 2014 at 10:06 AM: When you say far away you mean Staten Island or Hartford CT? You might prefer North Korea, where you'll never have to be inconvenienced by people expressing anything. Since the cops and DAs routinely lie, they have lost all legitimacy in what they say. THEY created that situation with their lies and blue wall of silence.

Anonymous said...

Annon10:06 AM

I thought you were talking about one of the sports bars.

Anonymous said...

I guess everyone who witnessed this rally and has posted comments thus far has decided to blithely ignore the protesters' refrain of the "No justice, no peace" chant: "F&%k the police!"

It's hardly a peaceful protest when certain people try to incite a riot.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 10:06am said:

"Walking through the residential streets at 10 pm in large groups, blocking traffic and shouting can hardly be described as a peaceful protest."

Quite correct! What you described is an average weekend night with young drunks overrunning the East Village ... though to be fair it usually goes from 10pm to 4:30am.

Anonymous said...

Some people are looking for trouble.