As George Floyd was buried in Minneapolis, at a memorial service presided over by the Reverend Al Sharpton, protesters in New York took to the streets for a 10th day of protests in defiance of a citywide 8pm curfew last night. The day of protests began with a memorial service for Floyd at Cadman Plaza– the site of Wednesday night’s police crackdown– and ended in another show of police force that led to 270 arrests, the NYPD said. More →
The creator of @justiceforgeorge wasn’t prepared for it to get this big.
While scrolling through Twitter last Friday, Anne (who works anonymously and whom we are identifying with a pseudonym) stumbled across a thread by @chaoticcoochie. The thread included locations and times for Black Lives Matter demonstrations in New York and Connecticut protesting the police killing of 46 year-old Minnesota man George Floyd. Thinking it might be difficult for some people to find, Anne decided to share the information by creating an Instagram account, @justiceforgeorgenyc, and posting it there. “I didn’t think it was anything special,” Anne said. “I kind of just assumed that there were other accounts like this.” More →
As protests surrounding George Floyd’s killing enter their second week, his brother and New York City leaders gathered in Brooklyn on Thursday to pay homage to the man who is the latest addition to a growing list of black Americans who were killed at the hands of police brutality. More →
March 7 was the last time Will Baker went out to dinner. It was the weekend of the International Antiquarian Book Fair, which went off just before the city’s official “pause” order on March 20. The owner of W.C. Baker Books and Ephemera recalled an off feeling in the air. “There was this sort of unease,” Baker said. “People didn’t really realize what was about to happen.” More →
Thousands protesting police brutality once again took to the streets after curfew Wednesday night, and were met with widespread police resistance. Approximately 180 arrests were made over the course of the night, the NYPD said. More →
As George Floyd protests take shape across the country, people in Brooklyn are making sure Breonna Taylor is not forgotten.
“They slaughter our men in the streets, and then they go and slaughter us — black women — in our homes,” the organizer of a protest in Crown Heights said Wednesday through a megaphone. More →
Eight days after the killing of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, protesters once again took to the streets of New York last night to call for an end to police brutality. In defiance of New York’s citywide curfew, which went into effect at 8pm, largely peaceful protesters marched through the streets until the early hours of Tuesday morning, and were met with markedly increased levels of police crackdowns. More →
As thousands protest in the streets against the police killing of George Floyd, sex workers in New York rose in solidarity during a livestream to mark International Whores’ Day. The virtual rally came this afternoon, hours before they were to head to Stonewall Inn to speak out against police violence against black transgender people. More →
As New York City recovered from a second night of widespread looting and destruction in the midst of protests against police brutality and the killing of George Floyd, Mayor de Blasio announced this morning that an 8pm curfew would remain in effect through Sunday. The move comes after a night of peaceful protest mixed with general disorder during which nearly 700 were arrested. That number is likely to rise as processing continues, said NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea. More →
“I’m here, because… black is made from all the colors of windows.”
“I’m here, because… I don’t want to see my mom crying while watching the news.”
“I’m here, because… I want to protect my friends from the police.”
“I’m here, because… I want to help others.” More →