|Photo: MK Metz|
A very large number of police vehicles surrounded the marchers as they walked over the bridge. Many sat down on the Brooklyn-bound roadway.
David Mack tweeted: "'They can't arrest us all. There's too many of us,' another #EricGarner protester yells to Brooklyn Bridge crowd."
"They can't arrest us all. There's too many of us," another #EricGarner protester yells to Brooklyn Bridge crowd. pic.twitter.com/z3vig20K9W
— David Mack (@davidmackau) December 4, 2014
But it appears they are arresting many.
According to NYPD dispatchers, the Queensborough Bridge was also shut down -- along with the Lincoln Tunnel, Grand Central and West Side Highway.
Protesters in #NYC storm the Brooklyn Bridge https://t.co/xegNTmjmcA #EricGarner
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 4, 2014
Around 1 a.m. Thursday morning the marchers poured onto Tillary, then procededed to Flatbush Ave.
The Brooklyn Bridge remained closed while those arrested were loaded into police vehicles.
Around 1:30 a.m., marchers were at Atlantic Ave. and Flatbush; the bridge was not yet fully open.
UPDATE: The Brooklyn-bound side of the Brooklyn Bridge has now been reopened. (Manhattan-bound is closed due to bridge work.)
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