Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ferguson protests in the East Village and Lower East Side

For the second straight night, people took to the streets to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

There were reports of solidarity protests around the city. (There were several arrests throughout the city, though the number varies by media outlet.)

Protesters marched from Union Square through the East Village and, according to the Times, "hopped a barricade onto F.D.R. Drive."

EVG reader Brian Polay shared photos of a banner hanging in front of the St. Mark's Church-in-The-Bowery on Second Avenue and East 10th Street.

Here's a snippet of video showing protestors heading east on Fourth Street at Avenue A...

A video posted by David Rodway (@daverodway) on

BoweryBoogie and The Lo-Down have photos and reports of the protestors on Delancey Street.

Updated 11:17 a.m.

Here is footage from East Houston via GammaBlog

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

IMO poverty is the common thread to these injustices and not just the race of the victims although we still have a long way to go on that front. The poor are victims of crime more than the wealthy and are singled out as perps due to the color of their skin. I support these peaceful protests.