Demonstrators storm Upper East Side subway tracks, risk electrocution to protest Jordan Neely’s death


Numerous protesters leapt down to the subway tracks on the Upper East Side on Saturday to protest the homicide of Jordan Neely, demonstrating against the lack of prosecution against his killer Daniel Penny but causing major delays for commuters and risking electrocution on the rails.

The protesters started jumping down to the electrified F/Q tracks at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street station at about 6 p.m. May 6, after marching through Manhattan to protest Neely’s death and the response to it, clashing with both cops and straphangers and leaving an incoming downtown Q train carrying 450 passengers stuck in the tunnel for more than half an hour.