New York Police attack silent march against racist “stop and frisk”
Police tried to kettle the march with netting and then split the crowd, pushing some down Fifth Avenue and others onto a side street. They then began wielding batons and Newyorkist tweeted, “Crowd control measures turning super aggressive and dangerous. Crowd tremendously agitated.”
Alternet’s Kristen Gwynne described a violent scuffle with the police, followed by multiple arrests.
According to journalist Ryan Devereaux, one young woman who was arrested “was dragged away with her breast exposed, people were outraged.”