New School Benefit Gets Wild; 15 arrested
May 23, 2009
15 were arrested last night, all but three have been released with non-criminal disorderly conduct charges
As usual the philosophical-politico Manhattanite university crowd turned out, as well as a handful of strictly Brooklyn party types. The half-anarchist half-hipster crowd couldn’t help but appear reminiscent of a certain catastrophic scenario in recent memory. Around 1:30 AM police showed up outside the 210 Cook street building and unplugged the sound system.
The 800 or so kids from the roof were pushed into a condensed Cook Street where a couple skirmishes broke out between one of the more notably tough New York police precincts and the drunks/anarchists/bystanders from the party.
I didn’t have my camera flash but the photos still look pretty rad. What was I thinking, showing up to a New School event unprepared for a violent encounter with the cops? Now that it’s summer and school’s out, it looks like the anarchists are going to alternate between having benefit shows and being arrested. See all you kids and cops at the next one.