Photos: Ferguson Protests Come to the Lower East Side
For a second straight night, protesters took to the streets in New York City to express their outrage at a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri for its decision not to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
One group tried to cross the Williamsburg Bridge into Brooklyn, but they were stopped by police. Austin Ackles took these photos at around 8:45 p.m. near Delancey and Clinton streets. “A few bottles were hurled.” he said, “and there was a lot of aggressive pushing against the barricades. After about 20 minutes, protesters moved on. Some headed up Clinton but most went west on Delancey.” There were some arrests last night, but for the most part, the protests were peaceful.
Another group marched from Union Square to FDR Drive, hopping a barricade. They then headed south before crossing at Grand Street and joining up with other marchers on Delancey Street. Brian Crowley sent along these shots:
Here they are on Grand Street, coming from the Williamsburg Bridge.