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A protester facing off with NYC's finest. Because of some obscure law protesters are not allowed to wear masks when protesting so they wear them backwards.
After seeing the NYPDs actions today such as pepper spraying non-violent protesters and arresting people for just walking down the street one has to wonder, are they there to protect our rights or to protect the corporate interests?
One chant I liked hearing today was "we got sold out and they got bailed out!"
That about sums it up.
On a side note, I like the angle of this shot because when I looked at it later I first thought it was the cop wearing the mask.
About 17 pro-democracy activists were arrested in the Atrium at the World Financial Center on December 12, 2011. After the activists were detained and the rest of the activists physically thrown out of the Atrium, the NYPD used riot police to form a wall around the detained activists and would not allow fellow activists or journalists to witness the arrests being made.
Broadway became the walk of shame as protesters were arrested and then marched down the middle of Broadway as onlookers chanted "Shame, Shame, Shame" at the NYPD officers.
Pro-democracy activist being detained and arrested at a direct action at the World Financial Center, December 12, 2011.