Ferguson protesters target Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Activists plan to stop New York extravaganza

Thursday, November 27, 2014
By Paul Martin

Flash mob planning to hit the parade to promote the rallying cry ‘Black Lives Matter’
The hashtag was used around the country this week following the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson
Another hashtag, #StopTheParade, was being circulated on Twitter Wednesday night
Calling upon people to disrupt the path of the parade by joining together
Law enforcement sources told The Post a lack of arrests during other protests this week inspired the movement
Rain and snow has already threatened the parade

By Joel Christie and Zoe Szathmary
27 November 2014

Demonstrators in New York who have been protesting the grand jury decision in Ferguson this week are plotting a revolt against the Thanksgiving Day Parade to ‘make people stop and listen’ and ‘make history’.

The hashtag #StopTheParade set social media on fire on Wednesday night, after thousands took over the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn on Tuesday after police officer Darren Wilson escaped charges over the shooting death of Michael Brown.

The New York Post is reporting that those protests – in which 10 of an estimated 3,000 were arrested – have inspired a bigger plan to use the spotlight surrounding the parade to push what they say is injustice.

A notice posted to Facebook read: ‘We do not accept state violence or genocide as cause for celebration. When the masses gather for the Thanksgiving Day Parade, we will gather to remind the public that BLACK LIVES MATTER.

‘We will meet on the steps of the Public Library bright and early to plan exact flash mob location and make our signs. Please bring cardboard/posterboard small enough to hide on your person and markers.’

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