Nearly 90-degree temperatures and rain storms didn’t stop New Yorkers from making their stand against police brutality and systemic racism heard this weekend.
An estimated 20,000 people marched from Brooklyn to Manhattan across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, showing the massive numbers of NYC residents who are behind the movement even 10 days into protests.
According to @justiceforgeorgenyc, 25,000 New Yorkers took over Canal Street downtown and 20,000 marched across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan. They estimated that 3,000 healthcare workers were among them.
ABC7 also confirmed that 20,000 people crossed the bridge, making their way into Washington Square Park and other parts of the city. It seems to be one of the largest gatherings in one space in the city, though of course thousands of others in all neighborhoods in NYC, from Times Square, to Harlem, to Elmhurst, Queens, all turned out in solidarity with the Black Lives Movement. Of course, the curfew put in place to curb nighttime protests was lifted the next morning.
Today I marched in the early group, leaving from Grand Army Plaza at noon, ending at Washington Square Park. This is the Brooklyn Bridge, right before the rain. It was peaceful and powerful and everyone wore masks (except the police, who just smirked their terrible smirks). pic.twitter.com/wzte7NzklE
— Cory Goodale (@cojogo) June 6, 2020
Today we marched from Grand Army Plaza, over the Brooklyn Bridge to Washington Square Park. It was hot and muggy af, but once we got into manhattan the heavens opened w/sweet respite. Nothing deterred the protestors. This was absolutely electric and incredible #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/s2SSi6U1o4
— Madhuri Sastry (@Chicks_Balances) June 6, 2020
We didn’t come this far to only come this far. A beautiful and inspiring protest march yesterday that connected Grand Army Plaza to Washington Square Park over the Brooklyn Bridge. #BlackLivesMattter pic.twitter.com/x0G0y1578B
— Laine Dirnberger (@DirnbergerLaine) June 7, 2020
— black lives matter (@peeing8888) June 7, 2020
My first time walking across the Brooklyn Bridge 🖤 pic.twitter.com/P3ti0iVH4n
— Tijuana Maxx (@byalexzaragoza) June 6, 2020
See also: NYC Frontline Healthcare Workers Show Up For Peaceful Protests In Powerful Moment Of Solidarity
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