4:30 pm. Jan 31, 2020. Grand Central Station. “The times they are a changin’ “cause OWS (Occupy Wall Street) was tame compared to these a**hat (Antifa-masked) (communist) anarchists. Today FTP (F#ck the Police) was their battle cry.
Saw plenty of old school Commies in the crowd but the new-gen was “in charge”. That contingent determined to shut down the transit system with violence. Anarchy. Chaos.
Their protest issues: No Fares. Free access.
(this one makes sense) More ELEVATORS (that work)
Rioting for a Progressive New World Order demands: no cops and no RICH, greedy, privileged white people.
The police were amazing. Professional. The swarming protestors – that bowled over any human in their path – were contained quickly.
I was caught in a swarming “riot” as they arrested a guy (two guys actually)- pushed to the floor by the chaos with no point of exit.
Luckily a fellow reporter (thank you Barely Informed with Elad) got me up and out to the street before I was trampled. There I caught a glimpse of how many police were on call.
After hanging on the sidewalk for awhile, I went back inside where I saw more jamming of the Main Hall with protestors and signs. Same ol. Same ol’. (I bailed)
So I got on the 42nd st X town bus (forget the subways) just as a huge protest march hit the street – heading west on 42 st the bus was TRAPPED … at Madison Ave … as police wrangled the very large ‘crossing of the red sea’.
Finally, the all clear. I got off the bus and walked west with the protestors (towards Times Sq). They had managed to swarm the subway entrance at Fifth avenue, but after that-no way. The police had the entrances controlled.
At 6th ave. a protestor – or two – were arrested for vandalizing the front glass of a trendy watch / clock store. “FTP” written on the window of a merchant’s midtown windows. nasty.
While the watch store was vandalized, I shared a moment with a familiar veteran Commie.
“We’re not with THEM”, she said. “I’m an agitator.” She uses her words – not violence, she said. Then I heard someone say “They call police n*ggers“. (Did not expect that)
Guess the old school commies are feeling the push – as the new breed anarchists take over. The New-Gen anarchists. It’s their show. Just take in their #FTP multi-purpose TOOL. (with so many meanings ….in a weary world)
With violence as a chaser. That’s the game. Anarchy. Chaos. Keeping us SAFE? The times – they are a changin’.
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