Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Day - General Strike on the Lower East Side

Here are a few photos from the OWS/Wildcat protest at Sara D. Roosevelt Park on May 1.  There was no permit for this protest, so there was a large police presence.  The event started out peaceful, but ended with several arrests before the group split up and spread throughout Chinatown and Soho.

May Day - OWS

May Day - OWS

May Day - OWS

May Day - OWS

May Day - OWS

May Day - OWS

May Day - OWS

Here, police stormed into the crowd and wrestled a young woman to the ground before dragging her away in plastic cuffs.  I don't know why she was targeted.

Cops attack woman in crowd

More from May Day OWS events to come...

You can see more photos from this event here.

Previously.

3 comments:

  1. Great May Day shots, Goggla, the cops are clearly out of control and it's sad none of the "mainstream" media is picking this up.

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  2. Thanks, Marty.

    There were a few bad incidents in the morning, but overall, I thought everyone was pretty well behaved.  Considering the violence displayed by police at nearly every past OWS event, I though they were better prepared and handled themselves much better on this day.  

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