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Published On: Thu, Nov 27th, 2014

Michael Brown protesters target Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, #StoptheParade trends

Feeling emboldened after police allowed them to run free on major roadways in protest of Michael Brown case, protesters are plotting a disruption of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade according to reports at the NY Post.

“The police aren’t going to arrest us and they are not going to shoot us,” an organizer who calls himself “Magiq” boasted to a group of two dozen gathered at a Union Square planning session yesterday.

Hello Kitty all set to go for the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade photo Jinkies Barendse

Hello Kitty all set to go for the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade photo Jinkies Barendse

“They’re walking right by us now with their heads down and their tails between their legs,” Magiq, 27, of Brooklyn said of police.

“Yes, they’re planning on crashing the parade,” a law-enforcement source said. “With this hands-off approach, it gives them free rein to do anything they want. It’s a free pass to act like a fool.”

Thursday’s Post article noted that “The hashtag #StopTheParade was burning up Twitter as agitators planned a fresh wave of chaos following two nights running amok on city streets to protest the Ferguson, Mo., grand-jury decision.”

“They’re not going to be able to do at the parade what they did at the Brooklyn Bridge. What are they going to do, trample kids to stop a float?” the police source said to the paper.

“Don’t let consumerism outshine injustice. Keep the NYC protests going, stomp right over Macy’s thanksgiving parade,” wrote a user named Aleks!

“Stopping the parade would make such a huge statement,” added a user named Luna ­Koshka, who added, “We can see snoopy next year. But Mike Browns[sic] mother will never see her child again.”

“We feel empowered. We feel rejuvenated right now,” Senegal Mapry, 18, of Manhattan, said during an earlier gathering at Union Square Wednesday.

“The police are backing down because they don’t want to cause any more riots. If they put their hands on another minority, all-out war will break out.”

Sources said Mayor de Blasio ordered the NYPD to give a free ride to the mobs that blocked the Lincoln Tunnel, Brooklyn Bridge and other major thoroughfares Tuesday night.

“It’s coming from City Hall,” a source said. “We’re being told if it’s only traffic violations, don’t do anything.”

“How times have changed. ­Under [Ray] Kelly and [Mike] Bloomberg, this would never happen,” said another source.

“It’s hands-off police tactics. Welcome to our new world,” yet another source said about the NYPD under Commissioner Bill Bratton.

 

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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  1. JT says:

    Where are the billy clubs? Fire hoses? Vicious dogs? It’s time to crack some skulls. It’s the only thing these apes understand.

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