December 6, 2014
Protesters speaking out and demonstrating against police brutality in the deaths of Eric Garner and victims across the nation, staged a “die in” Friday night. The demonstrators occupied an Apple store on Fifth Avenue and in Macy’s at Herald Square. When police arrived on the scene, they were noticeably perturbed.
As hundreds of activists made their way through the large glass doors of the Apple store, officers tried to stop them, but to no avail.
“The CEO of Apple knows we shut his store down–that means capitalist America is going to take us seriously,” he explained. “We are going to shake up your business and we want to hit you where it hurts. ”
Chernell Brown, 25, lay down on the floor, shouting “This is our house,” and “no more business as usual. Revolution is not comfortable!”Dozens of protesters entered Macy’s at about 7:50 p.m. and screamed “I can’t breathe,” as onlookers recorded them on their cell phones. Again, dozens staged a “die-in.”
(Article by Moreh B.D.K.; image via AP Photo/John Minchillo)