Friday, November 28, 2014

Manhattan Protest March

As is widely known, Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man, was shot and killed last August by Darren Wilson, a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Eyewitness accounts have differed markedly. On Monday a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer on any criminal charges. Protests in Ferguson began soon after the announcement and they included much unrest and looting on Monday night. Other protests sprang up around the country. On Tuesday this week, a crowd of demonstrators disrupted automobile traffic by walking up the FDR Drive, the major thoroughfare on Manhattan's East Side.

In the video, the marchers are seen occupying all the northbound lanes of the Drive. The southbound lanes are at a standstill and a few marchers may be there as well. Light traffic is still moving well on the service road at the bottom of the frame.

video
Protest March
FDR Drive
November 25, 2014
Video courtesy of my nephew

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