Two groups of protesters—one originating in Midtown’s Bryant Park and another from Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood—are converging in Union Square, Manhattan. From Union Square, the protesters are latching onto New York’s traditional May Day parade that continues on into the Financial District. In Madison Square Park on 23rd Street, sympathetic college professors from New York University, CUNY Graduate Center, and Columbia University are holding “teach-ins”—classes held outdoors in the park as to contravene NYPD regulations. All the classes are open to the public and a speaker list is available here [PDF].
Protesters beginning to gather in madison square park (Taken with instagram)