UPDATE: 10 PM, UNION SQ: RALLY AND PRESS CONFERENCE!
NYPD and New School assaulted bystanders, pepper-sprayed students,
Come show your solidarity with the people whom Bob Kerrey “no longer considers students“ at 10pm, Union Square, south steps.
Thoughts and reflections will come later, but here are some videos and stills of today’s New School occupation. The protest followed a similar occupation of a cafeteria in the same building nearly four months earlier. That protest ended peacefully. This time, the university’s response was more confrontational, and the outcome violent. “The Police Department was asked to arrest individuals trespassing on the property,” said Paul J. Browne, the department’s chief spokesman, who said the operation “was done in a very organized, orderly fashion.”