Critical Mass Cyclists Are First Wave of NYC Protests
Thousands of cyclists swarmed down Broadway from Central Park in a parade stretching more than a mile on Friday evening
Alas, I won't be making it there myself. I was going to stay with my aunt and uncle in Manhattan, but the travel logistics didn't work out. Anyway, here's her report about this event:
"As I write, a police helicopter with rotating searchlight is hovering about 8 blocks north of here, near St Mark's, and apparently a bicycle demonstration has run afoul of the local constabulary. Keith has been summoned by a neighbor and has taken off in the wheelchair to investigate."
Awesome. It got pretty messy at the end, with "at least 264 people arrested"
and some folks knocked about, as a Village Voice article describes it from the ground. Check in with the Village Voice
in general and Anya Kamenetz's blog The Weather Report: Resisting the RNC
I myself can't get WBAI 99.5 FM
to play online, but maybe you can. They will have some special coverage
of the march and beyond.
The often wildly entertainingWFMU
is also putting together 5 days of politically themed programming
starting Sunday at noon. Don't be bored at home!!
posted by Andy