Civil Rights protesters shut down Chinatown, blockade Verizon Center

On the 5th of December, civil rights protesters returned to Chinatown, staging a massive die-in in rush hour traffic before blockading the Verizon Center. In a repeat of the previous night’s scene at the Hyatt/ALEC confrontation, bike cops blocked off the Verizon Center as well, creating a front-line similar to at a very large IMF protest.

Video of the later 11PM die-in at 7th and H in Chinatown

Violent arrest injures one protester just before 11PM


John Zangas photo of Chinatown die-in

Bike cops defend Verizon Center entrances while Ferguson/Eric Garner protesters lay siege to the building

Scene described as an “uprising” John Zangas photo

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