Skip to comments.Arrests and Clashes Downtown (NYC) as May Day Protests Spread
Posted on 05/02/2012 10:40:04 AM PDT by Red Steel
Updated, May 2 | About 30 protesters have been arrested on Tuesday around Manhattan in a day of May Day demonstrations organized by Occupy Wall Street, the police said.
Most of the arrests were on disorderly conduct charges, but some people were charged with assault, the police said. And some demonstrators who tried to avoid being detained on various charges were charged with resisting arrest, the police said. Protesters were arrested near Bryant Park in Midtown, on the Williamsburg Bridge, at a park on the Lower East Side and near Washington Square Park as marchers kept on the move and repeatedly converged and split off.
Around 3 p.m., a crowd surged out of Washington Square Park carrying a banner that read On Strike. Officers shouted for protesters to remain on the sidewalk, but several protesters holding the banner stepped into the middle of Avenue of the Americas, where several officers including one in plain clothes who had appeared to be marching with the crowd tackled and arrested them.
One protester who was led away in cuffs had a bloodied face.
Breaking News Network, which transcribes emergency radio broadcasts, reported six arrests at the clash near Washington Square Park.
Activists and the police had been playing cat-and-mouse across downtown, as the marchers ranged quickly from Chinatown to SoHo to Greenwich Village, taking to the roadways and often moving against traffic apparently in an attempt to thwart pursuit.
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"A police lieutenant swings his baton at an Occupy Wall Street activists on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in New York. Hundreds of activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York City Tuesday on International Workers Day, or May Day, "
I thought yesterday was May Day.
Only one? Shame.
The fact that White Shirts are getting their hands dirty (Chiefs even!) is absolutely ludicrous and should never happen. That’s like a General kicking in a door in Afghanistan.
Well, O'bama set the tone when he went to Abbottabad and personally cold-cocked OBL.
That right there has the makings of a real home run swing. Dude he's aiming for doesn't look like your typical granola munching hippy. Professional agitators much?
Never let it be said the NYPD Whiteshirts didn’t lead from the front during this chaos.
Should they be mixing it up? What slicksleeve is gonna be caught saying, hey Lou, maybe you better sit this one out...
God bless ‘em all. And hopefully they don’t have to deal with the Chicago poop bombs.
I think this would be a really, really great year to have the democrat convention in Chicago.
When people appear in black clothes and masks, they are there to make trouble. Give it to them.
Arrests, Stop arresting them and cutting them loose with a $50,dollar fine. Put them at hard labor for 60 days. They won’t be back.
Peaceful demostrations by law abiding folks wearing no mask and obeying the law, that is what is allowed.
Yes, and May Day is a Communist Holiday. Kind of makes sense doesn’t it. These guys show up with masks just to cause trouble.
What jobs were they striking from?
One of the concerns here in NJ was that the police layoffs (thousands) resulted in middle-aged police forces (since the last hired were the first fired); I don’t know that having younger cops really made a difference, though.
..the filthy dumb asses were throwing bricks trying to hit police or anyone they could with the bricks..
Throwing bricks at another human being?
In a better America, before the historically destructive infestation of lawyers, that used to be called assault with a deadly weapon, even attempted murder, and prosecuted accordingly without a second thought.