A number of New York City protesters who disagree with the grand jury’s decision on allowing Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson attempted to block the Lincoln Tunnel. They moved on to block FDR Drive.
It appears the protesters moved away from the Lincoln Tunnel. Later, protesters attempted to close down the FDR Drive. Protesters then moved to the Manhattan Bridge.
A heavy New York City Police Department presence has been seen throughout Manhattan.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 26, 2014
— Jenna Pope (@JennaBPope) November 26, 2014
Crowd jumps barrier, takes over northbound lanes on FDR! pic.twitter.com/zMQEp18YQi
— ANIMALNewYork (@ANIMALNewYork) November 26, 2014
Protesters stopped on the W. Side trying to get to Lincoln tunnel entrance pic.twitter.com/dNUcvCp3Qx
— Tony Aiello (@AielloTV) November 25, 2014
— Josh Einiger (@JoshEiniger7) November 25, 2014
— Joe Jackson (@joejackson) November 25, 2014
Last night, a number of protesters attempted to block or “shut down” several bridges but were eventually dispersed.
Some reports indicated that the center tube of the Lincoln Tunnel was temporarily closed.
Others indicated that some of the protesters were heading to Union Square.
One person tweeted about the scene: “Riot helmeted NYPD blocking the entrance to the Lincoln tunnel on ramp on 34th for some reason.”
— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) November 26, 2014
FOX-5 reporter Dan Bowens also wrote on Twitter: “Protestor(s) may be heading to LincolnTunnel — this could get complicated very quickly #rushhour.”
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