Early Sunday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio took to twitter to announce that New York City’s curfew will be lifted.
“New York City: We are lifting the curfew, effective immediately. Yesterday and last night we saw the very best of our city.
Tomorrow we take the first big step to restart. Keep staying safe. Keep looking out for each other.”
On Saturday, thousands of protesters took to the streets of NYC (and around the world) to stand and march in solidarity against police brutality and systemic racism.
From Uptown down Central Park West (through sesame street 😅) to Washington Square Park — New Yorkers as far as the eye can see proclaiming #BlackLivesMatters.
No more #PoliceBrutality!
— Jibreel Jalloh (@JibreelJalloh) June 6, 2020
Not even rain stopped protesters from marching.
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
These last six days were the first time since 1943 that NYC was put under curfew.
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