With Presidential Election results still undecided, New Yorkers are marching in solidarity with others across the country to ensure every vote is counted.
Earlier today, President Trump and his team announced lawsuits against the states of Michigan and Pennsylvania to require that they stop counting votes, votes that were from mail-in ballots and are completely legitimate. Americans then began gathering in other cities like Philadelphia, Detroit, and Washington D.C. to seek justice and demand that the voices of Americans be heard and tallied in this historic election.
According to social media posts, New Yorkers joined together in Manhattan, starting at 42nd St. and Fifth Ave at the New York Public Library Flagship. After speeches from organizers like NYC Community for Change and Protect the Results NYC, the group marched down Fifth Ave peacefully, with signs that read “Everyone Counts” and chanting “Count Every Vote. Every Vote Counts.”
"Count The Vote" protest on 5th Ave in NYC pic.twitter.com/902T3DazfY
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NYC Protest Updates 2020 reported that about 500 activists then united in Washington Square Park at about 7pm.
They then moved through the West Village next. We will update this story as more information is gathered.
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