Yuppie scum still told to die, 20 years later
Neighborhood activist John Penley, with warning
The week long commemoration of the Tompkins Square Park Riots (or Tompkins Square Park Police Riots, in the argot of the locals) kicked off today with a concert in the park today and will continue next weekend with film screenings and more music from Hungry March Band, Leftover Crack, and others.
The celebration got off to an inauspicious beginning today. Soon after the "Die Yuppie Scum" chant went up, the skies darkened, thunder cracked, and rain fell, and the few dozen black clad hardcore fans were forced to scatter.
Check back with amny.com for more on the anniversary later in the week