Mike Brown protests in New York got off to an early start on Thursday morning with police arresting seven people for trying to “disrupt” the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by “smashing windows and knocking over barricades,” reports the Daily News.
Ah, the Absence of Surprise : RT @FergusonUnity: NYPD dogpiled on StopTheParade protesters, swung batons at us…! pic.twitter.com/tkXnvSuRHn
— 1985 (@1985artists) November 28, 2014
At least 7 #StopTheParade protesters have already been arrested at the #MacysParade @nypost http://t.co/XPiBYhacG9 pic.twitter.com/5lpAvgJla5
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) November 27, 2014
#StopTheParade flooded social media with photos and videos of confrontations between protesters and police. The NYPD appeared to be more aggressive in its response to demonstrators on Thanksgiving compared to the last few days of action, although that could be explained more by the high-profile parade than a shift in tactics.
Meanwhile in Ferguson, the scene was described as very calm for the first time in a few days. Police reported that no arrests were made.