Police arrested six people in New York on Thursday for trying to disrupt the world famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in protest of a grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.
The New York City Police Department arrested the protesters after they allegedly threw an object from a building near the parade route where thousands of spectators gathered Thursday, a Fox News affiliate reported.
The individuals tweeted earlier that they intended to disrupt the parade to protest the grand jury’s decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb in August.
Protesters shut down major roadways in New York on Tuesday after prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury’s decision.
Thousands of people marched Wednesday night in Manhattan, chanting “No justice, No peace.”
One group marched to Times Square, strolling through traffic as police followed, according to Fox News. The protesters blocked traffic on FDR Drive and gathered at the entrances to the Williamsburg and Manhattan bridges and the Queens Midtown Tunnel.
But Commissioner William Bratton said police were giving the demonstrators “breathing room,” as long as the protests remained peaceful.
“As long as they remain nonviolent, and as long as they don’t engage in issues that cause fear or create vandalism, we will work with them to allow them to demonstrate,” he said.
SOURCE: Kellan Howell
The Washington Times