DEMOS IN NEW YORK ‘KEEP ON GOING’ ~~ IN PHOTOS

They just keep going!

Like the bunny, they just ‘keep on going’

Thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets yesterday demanding an end to racist police violence and seeking justice for those who died at the hands of officers who are never held accountable for their illegal actions. 

The crowds of tens of thousands, diverse and overwhelmingly young, were a wonderful representation of New York and they were exuberant and militant in their demands: “No justice, no peace!” rang throughout Washington Square Park which is where they assembled at 2:00 pm on a blustery winter Saturday. The weather proved no deterrent as marchers left the park and headed up Fifth Avenue. “I can’t breathe!” “Hands up, don’t shoot!” were shouted out, echoing the dying words of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, whose deaths ignited the unending protests that have created, what seems to be, a new civil rights movement in our country – or at least a growing awareness by millions that something is terribly wrong with the so-called justice system in these United States and a determination to demand change to right that wrong.

Above commentary by Matt Weinstein.  Click HERE for his photos of the demo.

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Photos © by Bud Korotzer

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1 Comment

  1. skipNclair said,

    December 15, 2014 at 19:26

    I totally agree with your rights to do this, but two things bother me about the way your doing it. First you make it a racial thing and that is wrong, unite and let them no longer divide you and your march will be bigger, second when you do harm, or agitate those that would agree with you, by how you demonstrate you lose others that would help you. If my loved one could not get medical attention because you blocked an emergency vehicle, or not allowed me to get them to aid, you would lose my compassion for your cause. Learn how to use your rights properly, to gain not only progress on your message, but to gather strength in your numbers. Imagine how many people would march if it were not just about racial lines, how many would march if you did it the right way.


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