Thursday, December 4, 2014

Eric Garner Protesters Shut Down Brooklyn Bridge

Photo: MK Metz
Marchers protesting the grand jury's failure to indict the police officer who choked Eric Garner shut down the Brooklyn Bridge around midnight Wednesday night.

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."

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.

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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