Occupy Wall Street could Day big apple
Occupy Wall Street protesters converged on Manhattan Tuesday for could Day. Some met in Bryant Park to create a “guitarmy,” others gathered in Bushwick for a march across the Williamsburg Bridge, whereas one more crowd assembled for a “Wildcat March” in Sara Roosevelt Park downtown. Click here for contemporary updates.
The Wildcat March created for the foremost dramatic scenes Tuesday with the NYPD arresting a minimum of vi protesters. The group, created up largely of anarchists, used “black bloc” ways as they marched through Chinatown, Soho and then North past Houston Street. Gothamist reports that “demonstrators, several clad in black with their faces coated, overturned trash cans and newspaper boxes, and dragged NYPD barricades out into the road.” Buzzfeed conjointly reports that black bloc protesters tried to wreck photographers’ cameras.
By the afternoon, thousands of protesters from across town had assembled in Union sq. for an outsized, peaceful rally with performances by Tom Morello, Immortal Technique and others.
At 5:30, there’ll be a “Solidarity March” from Union sq. downtown to Occupy’s recent haunts close to Wall Street.