tompkins square riot


Top: the corner of St. Mark’s & Avenue A in front of Tompkins Square Park on the evening of May 27, 1991. Photo taken by the late Robert Arihood.

Below:  two moments captured during the infamous “Memorial Day Riot” of May 27, 1991, taken by SHADOW photographer Andrew Lichtenstein, at the corner of St. Mark’s & Avenue A…


Demonstrators took over the avenue (Avenue A or First Avenue) during the early part of the Memorial Day Riot (May 27, 1991).

Combat photographer (and occasional SHADOW contributor) Q Sakamaki being pushed from Tompkins Square by ‘kops’ during the Memorial Day Riot.

[Photos by Andrew Lichtenstein]