The fifth night of demonstrations in support of gunned down Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown saw scores of protesters marching through the streets of New York in a vigil that culminated in Times Square Thursday night.
Tensions flared as some protestors attempted to shove their way through a police barricade set up in their path toward the beating heart of the city.
— Lamar Richardson (@Lamar_Alphonso) August 15, 2014
Police held their own and tempers soon calmed, but as night gripped New York, the already congested Times Square ground to a halt as over 1000 marchers flowed into the streets to demand an end to police brutality and militarization and justice for 18-year-old Brown.
— The Crisis Magazine (@thecrisismag) August 15, 2014
The group chanted ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ in their march toward midtown that tied up traffic in the hours after the evening rush.