the 20th Anniversary of the Tompkins Square Riot
On the night of Aug. 6, more than 100 people showed up at the park to protest the curfew, drinking beer, lighting firecrackers and carrying banners with slogans like "Gentrification is Class War." Dozens of officers watched on foot and horseback, and around 12:30 a.m., some in the crowd began throwing bottles at the police.
From then until sunrise, officers battled with the crowd in and around the park, with the protesters hurling bottles and other debris, and the police using nightsticks and riot gear. Forty-four people were injured, 13 of them police officers. [NY Times]
August 2: Tompkins Square Riot Reunion:
Planned Collapse, Absurd System, Black September, Rabia, Perdition, Hipster Holocaust, Casa de Chihuahua, D60, Oogle Orphanage
August 3: Tompkins Square Riot Reunion:
Leftover Crack, Death Mold, Team Spider, DisAssociate, Witch Hunt, Star Fucking Hipsters, Hungry Marching Band
Both shows are free in Tompkins Square Park this weekend - East 7th Street + Avenue A, from 1:00pm - 7:00pm.