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Juneteenth protestors march from Brooklyn to Manhattan

Demonstrators gather at Cadman Plaza Park on Juneteenth. June 19, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu
Thousands of New Yorkers gathered at Cadman Square park  yesterday, to prepare for a long day of protesting.
The protests were held by a grassroots organization named Unite NY, founded by a group of passionate young activists after the murder of George Floyd.
The rally was supported by Black Lives Matter, and despite the heat, demonstrators showed up wearing black clothing.

Protestors prepare to march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Juneteenth. June 19, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu

Woman shows her support to protestors marching on Juneteenth. June 19, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu

Demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge. June 19, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu

Protestor chants passionately at Juneteenth March. June 19, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu

Rodrick Covington, a broadway actor, guides the chants and music during Juneteenth march. June 19, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu

Protestors march through Brooklyn Bridge. June 19, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu

Demonstrator holding a sign which urges the government to defund the New York Police Department. June 19, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu

Protestors deciding which direction to turn after arriving in Manhattan. June 19, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu

NYPD stands on sideways, watching protestors from a distance. June 19, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu

Teenager showing his support for Juneteenth protests. June 19, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu