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NYC Protests Continue in Manhattan for Justice for George Floyd 

Protester leads thousands of other protesters with arms linked from Washington Square Park to 42nd Bryant Park to march for BLM on June 8th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

 Thousands of protesters gathered in Washington Square Park yesterday  to march through the streets in justice for George Floyd and the many other black lives that were killed by police brutality.

June 8th marked the 12th day of protests since the death of George Floyd, a 46 year-old Black American man from Minneapolis  Minnesota who was killed by police. Yesterday  also marked the first day of the reopenings of phase one businesses in New York City since the shutdowns began in early March. 

 As police stood in full riot gear, protesters marched peacefully with passion as they chanted “No Justice, No Peace!” and “Black Lives Matter!” They took a knee in silence several times in the middle of  major intersections throughout the march in remembrance of the black lives lost to police brutality.

The protest crowd was diverse and brought people together from all different backgrounds and all over the city. 

While many protests have become violent with looting and destruction of buildings and vehicles this march remained peaceful. 

Protester stands and performs an act in the fountain in Washington Square Park as people gather to protest and march from Washington Square Park to Bryant Park on June 8th for BLM. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Protester walks in front of thousands of other protesters as they March from Washington Square Park to 42nd street, Bryant Park on June 8th in protest for BLM. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Protesters walk and dance in march from Washington Square Park to 42nd street, Bryant Park as they chant “NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE,” on June 8th for BLM. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Two protest leaders hug in the fountain in Washington Square Park as people gather to protest and march for BLM on June 8th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Protester walks back and forth in front of police officers in riot gear in protest for BLM on June 8th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Police officers stand in riot gear during protest and march from Washington Square Park to 42nd street, Bryant Park for BLM on June 8th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Protester stops on his bike to blow horn during the protest and march for BLM on June 8th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Little boy holds up sign, reading, “STOP KILLING BLACK PEOPLE,” in protest for BLM during the march from Washington Square Park to 42nd street, Bryant Park on June 8th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Protesters march for BLM from Washington Square Park to 42nd Bryant Park on June 8th.Photo by Kyla Milberger

Protest leaders stand in the front of the fountain in Washington Square Park as people start to gather to march for BLM on June 8th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Protesters march and chant from Washington Square Park to 42nd Bryant Park in protest for BLM on June 8th. Photo by Kyla Milberger

Protesters take a knee and sit in silence for 1 minute in remembrance of the black lives that have been killed by police officers on June 8th. Photo by Kyla Milberger