Onlookers waited along Fifth Avenue for the Anti-Policy Brutality march.

Onlookers waited along Fifth Avenue for the Anti-Policy Brutality march.

Tens of thousands poured down Fifth Avenue, many people were silent.

Tens of thousands poured down Fifth Avenue, many people were silent.

Tens of thousands poured down Fifth Avenue, many people were silent.

Tens of thousands poured down Fifth Avenue, many people were silent.

"Stop killing our men!"

"Stop killing our men!"

Befuddled onlookers at NYPL, 42nd Street.

Befuddled onlookers at NYPL, 42nd Street.

The current issue of the INDY.

The current issue of the INDY.

Saturday afternoon, the sixteenth of December, with holiday shoppers and tourists thick on the streets, padding their way through the belly of the beast, tens of thousands of New Yorkers, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, swelled from 59th Street down Fifth Avenue in a display of furious defiance against the murder of Sean Bell.