May Day with Occupy Bushwick and Occupy Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY: On the rainy morning of May Day 2012, Occupy Bushwick hosted a rally in Maria Hernandez Park to kick off a march to Williamsburg. Numbering about 200, including supporters from Occupy Williamsburg, the protesters marched across the Williamsburg Bridge and joined a contingent in Manhattan for a march to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.
Relations with the police were peaceful in Brooklyn. On the bridge, three women put on masks and took shields, apparently fashioned from traffic cones, out of a shopping cart. Police promptly arrested the women and confiscated the cart. Police on the Manhattan side were hostile and prepared for conflict. Protesters briefly took a side street before police forced them back onto the sidewalk. Protesters on bikes were repeatedly stopped and given contradictory orders by police.
Edited by Lulu Fries’dat, taped by Atiq Zabinski http://www.youtube.com/user/MrPotatoHeadNews. Music includes “A Boy and His Tuba — Episodes 1 & 2″, Brian Wolff on tuba. http://wolffandtuba.com/ Used with permission.