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Anarchist Demonstration in the East Village at Tompkins Square Park


Police gathering at Tompkins Square Park via @critmasspanic

It was as if the ’80s had come back to the East Village tonight, when there were reports of a possible riot near Tompkins Square Park. The group seemed to be anarchists who had gathered for an Anarchist Book Fair at Judson Memorial Church, then ran through the East Village and broke at least one window at the new 7-Eleven on St. Marks.

Check EV Grieve for photos of the scene and the large police response, which included shutting down the park.

Gothamist’s Christopher Robbins went to the park after the anarchists had left the scene, and has been tweeting what he saw, including NYPD officers focusing on a building on East 6th Street where the group may have been meeting earlier in the night.

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Coverage by NYT’s Local East Village, Gothamist, and Runnin’ Scared.

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