Just when you thought it was safe to cross the Brooklyn Bridge again, a New York rally in support of Walter Scott, the man shot in the back multiple times April 4 as he ran from North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, has spilled over onto the bridge, blocking traffic and endangering lives.
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) April 14, 2015
— Alexey Yaroshevsky (@Yaro_RT) April 14, 2015
The Brooklyn Bridge was a regular target of #BlackLivesMatter protesters last year marching in solidarity with Ferguson, Mo., demonstrators. The New York #ShutDownA14 protest was called by Cornel West, although similar protests were held in San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, Cleveland and elsewhere.
— Annahita Mahdavi Ph.D. (@AnnahitaMahdavi) April 10, 2015
— StopMassIncarceratio (@StopMassIncNet) April 14, 2015
— allisonb (@irl) April 14, 2015
Brooklyn Bridge! Yes! SHUT IT DOWN. #BlackLivesMatter
— @NG*E ??? (@cheekystarnova) April 14, 2015
— Joe Jackson (@joejackson) April 14, 2015
— almerindo (@almerindo) April 14, 2015
— Ash J (@AshAgony) April 14, 2015
— Alison Fox (@AlisonFox) April 14, 2015
— ?? #AtlasArcher (@lenubienne) April 14, 2015
— CBSN (@CBSNLive) April 14, 2015
— ★★★★★ (@streetscoop) April 14, 2015
The eternal question remains unanswered:
People have the right to protest, but what does attempting to shut down the Brooklyn bridge accomplish?
— Steve Galan (@steve_galan) April 14, 2015
San Francisco protesters: reporters are your friends.
To the person that threw the water bottle at the police: you hit me instead. Also we're in a drought, so shame on you #ShutDownA14
— Vivian Ho (@VivianHo) April 14, 2015