Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The HandsUpWalkOut Action in New York Yesterday

StopMotionSolo -- who's been documenting actions since the days of Occupy -- covered the Hands Up Walk Out demonstration in Manhattan yesterday, often at considerable peril to himself. The embedded video below shows the end of the demonstration, nearly three hours after it began.

The demonstrators were mostly highschool students who walked out of class and assembled at Union Square, where, led by the Raging Grannies, they marched and chanted -- and then headed for the streets. They made their way through the streets of Manhattan -- chased and herded by police -- until they reached Times Square where they assembled and heard from speakers about police violence and murder, and how it had to end. Then they made their way further on where about a hundred of them listened to impassioned speakers tell of how their future was being stolen and it was up to the survivors to claim the future for themselves. Powerful and stirring sentiments from the young, powerful shaming of the rulers and their police.

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Perhaps the most moving testament starts at about 41:37 in the video.

Links to earlier videos from the day's action:




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