#StoptheParade: Ferguson Protesters Call to Disrupt Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


Ferguson protests broke out all over the country this week, even in New York, and today some activists got #StoptheParade trending on social media to take it to the next level: disrupting the New York Thanksgiving Day Parade.

And the NYPD has been taking this seriously, because according to a New York Post report last night, “anarchists” were planning to crash the parade, and felt emboldened to do so because of the cops’ fairly hands-off approach to the mass protests this week that shut down three bridges.

But as one law enforcement source put it, “They’re not going to be able to do at the parade what they did at the Brooklyn Bridge. What are they going to do, trample kids to stop a float?”

Here’s some of the tweets using the #stoptheparade hashtag:

And while as of this posting, there hasn’t been any significant stop to the parade, plenty of protesters did turn out:

Some of the protesters got arrested by NYPD some of their arrests were caught on video:

More well wishes from #NYPD at #stoptheparade.

A video posted by Tommie Sunshine (@tommiesunshine) on

[h/t Gothamist]
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