GAG and Friends Shut Down Two NYC Reebok Locations Demaning that Reebok and Crossfit "Drop the Glock" | Event Recap
July 23, 2016
Chanting "Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Crossfit Glock has Got to Go!" , "Drop the Glock!", "Shame, Shame, Shame" and "Reebok! CrossFit! Open your eyes! Guns are lethal! Not a prize!" GaysAgainstGuns-New York, working with Queer Nation and NYers Against Gun Violence, shut down TWO Reebok Crossfit NYC venues today, July 23,2016, in our protest to demand that #ReebokDropCrossfit and #ESPNDropCrossfit if Crossfit Games doesn't #DropTheGlock lethal guns they are giving out as prizes--at a time of tragic gun violence in the U.S.!
We were joined by FIERCE NYC Public Advocate Tish James and by some major local media which we'll post as it goes up.
After we closed one RC venue, we marched 20 blocks down Fifth Ave and through the Union Square Farmers Market to shut down another. Cowardly RC wouldn't even come out to defend their bloody-handed, death-profiteering giveaway.
Die-ins and mournful bagpipes were in the mix to reflect not just our rage and disgust but the ghosts of gun violence that haunt this entire nation, the only one in the west with such heinous rates of gun death.