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Protests continue in honor of George Floyd

Thousands of protestors gathered in New York City yesterday to peacefully march in solidarity for George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who was killed when a Minnesota police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes.

All four police officers involved have now been charged for his death. But that”s not enough. After countless deaths at the hands of the police demonstrators are demanding reform and justice.
Due to the newly imposed citywide curfew,  most protestors dispersed before the 8 pm curfew.  Only a small handful who continued to demonstrate.
New York City has not had a curfew since World War 2. The decision to impose a five night curfew on the city came after looting erupted in the central business districts of Manhattan after a series of peaceful protests. The curfew will be imposed before sunset, to prevent future incidents of looting and rioting.

Protestors kneel at Union Square. Photo by Bessie Liu

Man shares his story with NYPD. June 2, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu

Protestors raise their signs and fists to stand in solidarity with George Floyd. June 2, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu

Demonstrators gather at Bryant Park to stand in solidarity with George Floyd. June 2, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu

Protestors get ready to march around Manhattan. June 2, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu

NYPD prepare for wave of protestors in front of Trump Tower. June 2, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu

Moments before protestors arrive at Trump Tower. June 2, 2020. Photo by Bessie Liu