election night in Williamsburg (more by Ryan Muir)
"Dozens of hipsters -- and the old-timers who resent them -- stormed a community meeting on Monday night, showing the ongoing clash of cultures that collided when people flooded the streets after Barack Obama's election win on Nov. 4.Then there's the story of how one of the guys arrested is in the band Up the Empire. More pictures from the night HERE. Professional (anti-the-cops) videos someone made to document the event, below...
Three people were arrested during the celebration -- and many more were roughed up, according to witnesses -- and on Monday night, dozens of people who had danced in the streets had a chance to vent their frustrations at the officers of the 94th Precinct.
One after another, youngsters stood up and alleged mistreatment at the hands of the police on the night of Nov. 4-5, after Barack Obama was declared the winner of the presidential election shortly after 11 pm." [Brooklyn Paper]
2008 Election Night - Police smash cameras & cell phones
2008 Election Night - An Agitated Officer
2008 Election Night - Police in riot gear arrive
2008 Election Night - The first arrest at N. 7th and Bedford
2008 Election Night - Robert Johnson's arrest