"Nothing To Be Thankful For"
Protesters Disrupt Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 28, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


For 90 years the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC has been an annual celebration of genocide against Native Americans (“Thanksgiving”) and  a way to hype people up for an orgy of shopping the next day. This year it was disrupted by protesters chanting: “Dead bodies on the floor, Nothing to be thankful for!”

About 100 protesters, overwhelmingly young people from diverse backgrounds, wended their way from the famous 42nd Street branch of the New York Public Library down Fifth Avenue and began their way west across the heart of Midtown and amidst streets lined with 10’s maybe 100’s of thousands of Macy’s Parade-goers in Midtown Manhattan. A few minutes later the police threatened them with arrest. The protesters came back with “Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter!” And: “NYPD – KKK, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?!” And less than a minute after that, the police began rushing the youth, hitting and pushing them against the barricades, grabbing arresting several. After the police attack, protesters regrouped and took their message into the crowd watching the parade and got a receptive hearing.

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