In the shadow of Sunday’s historic 400,000 person climate march, protestors gathered on Broadway yesterday to call attention to profit’s role in climate change.
"Stop Capitalism. End the Climate Crisis"
was the call to action seen on http://floodwallstreet.net
Several thousand attended, and several hundred pledged that they would risk arrest.
1 - Police fenced in Broadway’s charging bull after “Flood Wall Street” protestors put a giant “carbon bubble” over it.
2 - Photographers shoot the front of the march as protesters head up Broadway towards Wall Street. There were several thousand protesters, and around 200 prepared to be arrested.
3, 4 - Police clash with protestors as protestors try to get through barriers erected at the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway.
5 - An officer sprays pepper spray at the front line of protestors. A press pass holding photographer was the worst hit. Many of the people at the front of the group were members of the media and protestors unwilling to push through police.
6 - Pizza arrived moments after the worst of the clashes, with an immediate pacifying affect. Though it was sent from supporters on Twitter, many protesters thought it arrived at a bad time.
7 - Protesters sit at the barricades in the middle of the Broadway-Wall Street intersection, facing police.
8 - Hours after the clashes, police form a line around the intersection, telling protesters that anyone who stays will be arrested. By 7:00pm, the numbers of seated protesterss ready to be arrested had dwindled from about 200 to around 100.
9 - A protester dressed as a polar bear waits for police to approach for arrest.
10 - Two protesters embrace moments before they are arrested for disorderly conduct.