First off contrary to popular belief it was not all crackers at the Fuck the Police march that happened a little after 11pm on May 21st, 2015.
The march started off slowly as people decided to take the street across from the nearly already cop infested Artesian Well and as soon as people dressed mostly in masks and in black started taking the street a drunken violent white dude who had been spewing incoherent cop apologia all day started yelling at people about this and that and eventually attacked the march. This is where the first known arrest happened. A young fellow with a skateboard for better or worse was trying to basically stop the drunken cop lover from being sent to the hospital and surprise surprise the cops grabbed the young fellow and not the attacker. Eventually the cops grabbed the drunk coplover too, but no one wanted to press charges so the cops let him go later near the march and he stayed out to the fray and muttered dribble about not all cops and revolution for the rest of the march.
The march went on with chants ranging from “No Cops! No KKK! No Racist USA!” to old Black Panther songs to “This won’t end until the last cop dies!” Throughout the march people made it clear that they approved of shoplifting from capitalist institutions and were down with those who have decided to return fire against the racist cops.
Some of the few black members of the march successfully made points about directions they thought the march should go in were typically front and center in terms of steering mostly due to their own willingness to do so. The bullhorn was usually passed among them. However, they did not take an authoritarian position. Of course there was probably some racist dynamics playing out as happens in all mostly white spaces.
Another cop-lover and apparent sexist racist flag waving fake-cowboy who had been harassing the previous less confrontational march earlier came out of the Big Whisky and pulled a knife on people. Similar clashes happened throughout the night sometimes the cops were their to make sure the coplovers could heckle and attack the march and get away with it sometimes there were not.
Things picked up in pace when the march returned to the pro-police march in front of the city hall. People confronted the news people and the pro-police crowd began to brawl(one such person was Joe Ty of the band Black Top Demon who is also a rapist and a fan of Nazis apparently) with the marchers. This is where the cops stepped in and shot “bang balls” at the crowd. One bang ball gave the front line of cops a good startle and it was hilarious. At this point people began to disperse and others began to run into alleys some people even threw rocks at the cops and their friends before leaving the immediate area. Some people still bloc’d up ran and managed to elude the cops and a few more incidents happened involving a variety of things and people such as newspaper boxes and racist taxi drivers this time without the police escort.
Oly Oly Oxen Free, some anarchists