Thousands of protestors took the streets of New York City to fight for Black lives on America’s 244th birthday yesterday.
Organizers urged the crowd to contact their local city council members and express their sentiments about the ongoing oppression towards Black citizens after the 2021 New York City budget cut millions of dollars from the Education, affordable housing and funding towards the Arts. The police budget was cut $1 billion, but protestors say it is not enough.
Protestors burnt textbooks and demanded history to be rewritten. Demonstrators were also joined by former Miss Black America, Ryan Richardson, an activist for Black lives.