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Wed Dec 3, 2014, 05:59 PM

 

Protesters Will Target Rockefeller Xmas Tree Lighting Tonight In Wake Of Eric Garner Decision

Good! Shut it down!!!

http://gothamist.com/2014/12/03/eric_garner_protests.php

Demonstrators are planning to protest the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center tonight in response to the grand jury's decision not to indict the cop accused of placing Eric Garner into a fatal chokehold. Mayor de Blasio has already cancelled his appearance at the lighting ceremony as protesters have begun announcing their intentions via the #ShutItDown hashtag on Twitter.

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Some are planning to organize at Union Square around 6 p.m., then march up to Rockefeller Center for the 7 p.m. Christmas tree lighting. There are also planned protests at Times Square tonight.

The NYPD sent out a media advisory before the Garner announcement saying heavy traffic is expected for the vicinity of Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. They added that the following streets will be subject to closures from about 3 p.m. until the conclusion of the event: 48th, 49th, 50th, and 51st Streets between Avenue of the Americas and Fifth Avenue.

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Reply Protesters Will Target Rockefeller Xmas Tree Lighting Tonight In Wake Of Eric Garner Decision (Original post)
Cali_Democrat Dec 2014 OP
still_one Dec 2014 #1
Warren Stupidity Dec 2014 #2
Kalidurga Dec 2014 #3
noiretextatique Dec 2014 #7
cwydro Dec 2014 #5
HappyMe Dec 2014 #4
madville Dec 2014 #6
HappyMe Dec 2014 #8
cwydro Dec 2014 #12
gopiscrap Dec 2014 #9
LiberalElite Dec 2014 #10
misterhighwasted Dec 2014 #11

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 06:07 PM

1. chokeholds are banned by the NYPD. Maybe the MSM can let us hear Giuliani or Barkley telling us why

this was justified.... (Note, Scarcasm)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/03/eric-garner_n_6263656.html

Garner, 43, died July 17 while he was being arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes. In a video of the arrest, which has since gone viral, Garner screams I cant breathe! multiple times until his body goes limp. A medical examiner later said that he died of a chokehold, a move that is banned by the NYPD, and ruled his death a homicide.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 06:09 PM

2. DU'ers will post assorted upsets at disruption of sacred tree lighting

 

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 06:18 PM

3. That's about the only thing we can count on

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 06:41 PM

7. +1000

they are busy now whiteplaining why the only cop charged by the Ferguson DA is a black cop who did not kill anyone.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 06:30 PM

5. It's the perfect place.

Nationwide audience.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 06:27 PM

4. I'm disappointed that I'm feeling flu-ish.

I was supposed to take the bus down and meet some people for burgers and the tree lighting. I would have joined the protest.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 06:30 PM

6. Mayor cancelled his appearance

Part of me thinks that's completely understandable because of potential security issues.

Part of me thinks it's kind of insulting that because demonstrators will be present the mayor cancels an appearance.

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Response to madville (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 06:41 PM

8. I think there is a press conference he's holding

in re to the Garner decision. The times may have conflicted.

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Response to madville (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 07:12 PM

12. I think

he should be there.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 06:46 PM

9. Shut it down

disrupt business as usual...nothing gets the attention of the ptb's than a loss of revenue or national embarrassment! Make life uncomfortable til things change!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 06:52 PM

10. tomorrow 5:30 Foley Sq. downtown

near the courts - NY Civil Liberties Union rally.

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