Fang-Face writes "There's a news story about a bunch of protesters who had gathered on the front steps of the NYC Public Library posted to Alternet.org. Fortunately, the NYPD was there to save the day and the library. Although the way this story goes it seems that neither the library nor the city was in any danger.
At around 5:45PM there was a gentle crowd on the front steps of the Public Library, checking out the eclectic array of banners with messages relating to topics from ecology to Che Guevera. Nothing too wild was going on. But then out of the blue, a group of cops jumped on several protestors with no warning of their advance and mayhem erupted.
Republican supporters can ignore the rest of the article about the tactics used by the police."