Sunday, November 12, 2006
East Village Procession for Brad Will
Saturday night a New Orleans style procession was held in the East Village for activist and former East Village resident Brad Will who was killed by police bullets in Oaxaca Mexico . Music for the procession was provided by the Hungry March Band . The 200 or so person strong procession wandered its way around the East Village stopping at community gardens , former squat sites , P.S. 64 and finally at La Plaza Cultural .
At P.S. 64 , the former Charas community center , several hooded and masked individuals from the procession used bolt cutters to gain entrance to the school yard and then to the school building itself where they and others from the procession rode bicycles around the hallways and graffitied several walls .
At La Plaza Cultural the procession participants gathered for a while in a large disorganized assembly but then formed in a large circle , arm-in-arm , around a barrel fire to howl at the moon , remember Brad and give many personal testimonials .
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