Demonstrators stage 'die in' at NYC Apple store, Macy's

NEW YORK – Protesters staged a “die in” Friday night in an Apple store on Fifth Avenue and in Macy’s at Herald Square.

Hundreds of people angry over police treatment of African-American men crowded the street outside the Apple store, and some made their way through the

Once inside, the protesters stood in circles and chanted while store employees and customers silently snapped photos.

Zandir Santos, 30, of Brooklyn, relished in the idea that protesters had disrupted life at an Apple store and a Macy’s in New York. The filmmaker said this is a pivotal time in American history and that police must change how they treat people.

“The CEO of Apple knows we shut his store down–that means capitalist America is going to take us seriously,” he said. "We are going to shake up your business and we want to hit you where it hurts. "

Chernell Brown lay down on the floor and encouraged other protesters to do the same in memory of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man who died after an altercation with a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in August. The move was symbolic of the four hours Brown lay on the ground after he died.

“This is our house,” shouted Brown, 25. “No more business as usual. Revolution is not comfortable.”

It’s just a matter of time before these protests against violence turn violent. Then, look out.

so what does Apple and Macy’s have to do with police brutality?

this is unfortunate for thee businesses who have done nothing wrong. they should be protesting in front of city hall or a police station. peacefully and in good order.

From the publicity I saw, the “die-in” was modified just a bit: once they laid down, many of the “protestors” immediately got on their smart phones - selfies, texting, all that. What a perfect symbol of our self-centered, superficial age, not so much a protest as a “happening” - to borrow a term from the '60’s.

Yep, well said.

I remember the good ol’ days, when I could trap a cop in his car, beat him and try to shoot him with his own gun and not get shot. Police are so brutal these days…

Lol. Just kidding, I love the police. They’ve given me free rides to the store before (seriously) when its been too snowy to walk.

Nothing. The protesters are marxists and socialists. They not just protesting against police brutality,they are using the issue as an opportunity to protest the economic system and disrupt businesses.

Once in a snowstorm I was walking to a grocery store and I flagged down a police car and asked for a ride and they gave me one too. Cool. Loved it.

In thanksgiving for those who protect us as police officers.

Yea, I decided not to trap him, beat him up and shoot him because of the brutality he might actually take a action against me.

Great point. God bless crumblymunky

Most probably unsing Apple phones

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