#RoyalShutdown shuts down intersections in Brooklyn

December 8, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


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December 8, Barclays Center, Brooklyn. Over 500 people were fired up for #RoyalShutdown at Barclays Center in Brooklyn today in freezing weather. Britain's Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton were inside as both Nets and Cavaliers players warmed up in “I Can’t Breathe” shirts. Outside, die-ins were held in front of Barclays Center—while people streamed in for the game—and in the major intersections which were shut down for a half-hour. There was a lot of support from folks in cars, and shoppers at the adjacent Atlantic Center, several of whom joined the protest and die-ins.

There were many home-made signs, including:

“All I want for Christmas is to LIVE!”
“Our Lives Matter”
“No Apartheid! Black Lives Matter #ShutItDown!”
“We’re not free until everybody is free”
“Lock Up KKKiller Cop”
“My only and greatest crime was/is existing. Why am I being sentenced to death row? #BlackLivesMatter”


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