The Rev. Al Sharpton, the social activist and former New York congressional candidate, will lead a protest against police brutality on Tues. April 18, in the theatre district. Scheduled to last from 5 PM - 8 PM, the demonstration will comprise between 200-300 protestors, according to an NYPD bulletin. The protest will initially be staged at the Recruitment Island located at Broadway between 43rd Street and 44th Street, but the NYPD reports that the protestors "may move the demonstration to a Broadway theatre, unknown at this time."
Sharpton was unavailable for comment but a spokesperson for his National Action Network said that the protest would probably be taken to a theatre, though it was not named. The spokesperson indicated that the theatre would probably be chosen at random.
-- By Murdoch McBride