After the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Seattle Seahawks, POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild) and a coalition of interfaith groups went forward with their planned “die-in” demonstration. In remembering Michael Brown and Eric Garner, activists and community members laid at Broad and Pattison for four and half minutes to remember the four and half hours Michael Brown’s body laid on the ground after he was killed by Darren Wilson. According to local reports, the demonstration went peacefully and that there was no major confrontation between fans and protesters. Protesters did have insults hurled their way. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that some fans
“shouted obscenities at the protesters, though, while others assumed none of them had jobs. Fans started chants of their own, as well, making references to looting in Ferguson. One man who said he was an “observer” held a broken-up camera in his hands and claimed an irate fan had swatted it to the ground.”
There was one recorded assault last night that happened in front of a Philadelphia Police Officer and….nothing was really done about it. On twitter, Joshua Scott Albert, photojournalist for The Philly Declaration, posted video of a pissed off Eagles fan throwing a punch at him, with nothing happening after that.
— Joshua Scott Albert (@jpegjoshua) December 8, 2014