If your office is anywhere near the financial district, prepare to be inconvenienced by the incursion of New York City’s still-imitating-the fiction-of Tom-Wolfe racial politics at noon today, when the moveable Sean Bell protest hits Wall Street.
After thousands of protesters filled the city's famous Fifth Avenue, activists angry about a fatal police shooting have turned their focus to the financial district.
Protesters were set to gather at noon Thursday at the corner of Liberty and Nassau streets. Organizers were calling for the resignation of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and the prosecution of officers involved in last month's shooting of Sean Bell. Bell, 23, who was unarmed, died in a barrage of 50 police bullets on his wedding day.
"No more business as usual," Omowale Clay, a spokesman for the organizers, said in a release.
Sean Bell protesters to rally in financial district [Associated Press via AM New York]