And yes, they’re young people and they’re superheroes, and nothing can affect me. “So I am sorry. Thousands of people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday to protest against anti-Semitism after the latest round of bloody anti-Semitic attacks, reports USA Today. The police pinned protesters in the Bronx, then charged at them with batons. When 8 p.m. arrived, a second group of officers came in from behind. She brought her three daughters — 10, 7 and 20 months — with her. Buffalo police officers are suspended after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester. Adams spoke to PIX11 Morning News about the memorial and the ongoing protests as well as the NYPD and the imposed 8 p.m. curfew. News. He peered out, wide-eyed, from under his stroller’s clear rain cover. Mr. Cuomo, in a statement late Thursday, condemned the officers’ actions. But during a brief news conference at Police Headquarters, he also demanded that demonstrators stop insulting and attacking his officers and he warned that anti-police rhetoric could lead to continued violence against those he oversees. There are certain situations where it’s necessary.”. Hilena Tibebe, a protester in Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 4. Earlier today @CarmenBest and I met with community leaders who asked us to end the curfew. The police are right in their face. We’re going to open the testing facilities for all people who are at a protest. Stephanie Mei-Ling, Los Angeles Black women have historically played critical roles in protest … As the group proceeded down the street, a row of armored officers on bicycles blocked its path. The event was attended by Floyd’s brother, … Dozens of people were arrested, and then forced to sit on the street with their hands cuffed. His was black, red and white, the colors of the national flag of his native Trinidad. New York Times reporters at the scene observed at least 10 people with their hands tied behind their backs, sitting on a curb in police custody. “Tomorrow, guys, tomorrow,” one person yelled. You look at the video as far — as well as I look at the video. “Come on, it’s time to go, it’s time to go, I’m asking you nicely,” one officer yelled. #curfew arrests at 66th and Madison. 'No more tolerance:' NYPD breaks up peaceful protests after 8 p.m. curfew, a man ambushed officers on an anti-looting patrol in Brooklyn, George Floyd protests erupt into violence in NYC, Wednesday coverage of protests and looting in NYC, Police officers wounded in an unprovoked attack in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Memorial Service for George Floyd. [ Get the latest news … As of Thursday morning, more than 380 people who were being held either in cells at Police Headquarters, at local precincts or in a Manhattan jail had yet to appear before a judge. On a dimly lit side street there, officers stood over at least a half-dozen protesters, zipping plastic handcuffs between screams and cries for help. A protest in the South Bronx had proceeded peacefully, moving from the Hub, one of the borough’s most dynamic commercial centers, south through the Mott Haven neighborhood. Chief Best believes we can balance public safety and ensure peaceful protests can continue without a curfew. Mr. de Blasio, who campaigned on a promise to reform the city’s police force, the largest in the United States, has focused on defending the department while also vowing to investigate reports of misconduct. Protestors after curfew in Manhattan on Thursday. At Cadman Plaza, in downtown Brooklyn, activists whipped up crowds with megaphones calling on them to turn out to the polls in November and even explained the steps to vote by mail. The police arrested a number of people, and the rest broke off soon after. The Buffalo Police Department initially told local media that “one person was injured when he tripped and fell” and that there had been five arrests during the protest. Floyd's brother Terrence was present. Buffalo police officers suspended after shoving protester in viral video, rest of New York protests calmer The video shows a Buffalo police officer appearing to … (Jeff Bachner/for New York Daily News) “They don’t do that. Facebook; ... attended a similar protest on March 8 in Lower Manhattan. He also criticized some of the violence that has broken out at some protests. “For there to be calm, there must also be contrition,” Commissioner Shea said. “I want the absolute least use of force,” he said. On Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn the same day, Sarah Edwards, 54, scooped up her grandson on the way to a rally. — Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) June 4, 2020 De Blasio, who has faced harsh criticism for his reponse to protests around the city, said Floyd cannot be allowed to have died in vain. “Hurts like hell. Mr. Hamilton said he initially felt “a little mixture of exhaustion and anger” after hearing about the deaths of Mr. Floyd and Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency room technician who was shot by police in Louisville, Ky. After debating whether to join for the protests, he had joined a rally for the first time on Thursday. “It hurts,” Mr. Smith recalled later. The crowds in Brooklyn and Manhattan who continued to rally against police brutality and racism after the clampdown took effect on Wednesday were bigger than they had been the night before. On Thursday, Justice James M. Burke of State Supreme Court in Manhattan denied Legal Aid’s demand that the city release people held for more than a day. But there’s no social distancing. NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Peaceful protesters took to the streets of New York City on Thursday as part of a day of mourning for George Floyd, but once the curfew went into effect, those who refused to go home sparked clashes with police. At one point, officers near Mr. Smith and other protesters wanted to clear a path for a police vehicle to depart. NPR talked to eight black photographers about documenting the protests against police brutality and systemic racism. Demonstrators had been in Cadman Plaza, the site of Floyd’s memorial, on Wednesday night, when videos were taken of officers using batons and pepper spray on protesters … #GeorgeFloydprotest #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/Mju0ICGGDb. The group split up, and people began to make their way home. Copyright © 2020 WABC-TV. Leaders sent people on bicycles ahead when they saw the police gathering to form a protective barrier, quickly directed marchers onto side streets to avoid police blockades and kept the group packed tightly together to prevent it from being broken into smaller clusters. There would, he said, “probably be a couple of officers suspended” as a result. George Floyd Memorial Followed by 10th Night of Protests Judge sets bail of $750,000 for each of the three ex-police officers charged with aiding and abetting his killing Later in the day, a top aide to Mr. Cuomo said that the governor had asked the attorney general, Letitia James, to review the police’s altercations with protesters in Brooklyn. “Ideally, no use of pepper spray or batons. But with officers on all sides, they had no way out. The decision to stay away “is aggravating,” he said. The march begins at 11 a.m. and ends in Brooklyn's Cadman Plaza for a rally, according to the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York. A large group of Brooklyn protesters policed themselves, with positive results. killing in police custody of George Floyd, “one person was injured when he tripped and fell”, who has condemned the killing of Mr. Floyd. “His hands touched my face, you know, as he grabbed for my mask,” Mr. Smith said of the officer. After a day and night of mostly peaceful protests that culminated with officers aggressively arresting demonstrators who remained on the streets after 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Mr. de Blasio on Thursday emphatically defended the Police Department’s actions. Thousands of protestors converged on Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza today for a memorial for George Floyd. Byron Brown, the city’s mayor, said the man was in serious but stable condition. Terrence Floyd, wearing a face mask bearing an image of his brother and a Yankees cap, teared up for about two minutes before regaining his composure and addressing the crowd. Around 9:15 p.m., in Brooklyn, police officers charged into a group of demonstrators in the Williamsburg neighborhood, tackling several people and making multiple arrests. In the past several days, New York Times journalists embedded in protests have reported that officers had charged at demonstrators with seemingly little provocation, shoved them onto sidewalks, struck them with batons and used other aggressive tactics. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/04/nyregion/nyc-protests-george-floyd.html “I saw the videos and just had to come out myself and do something, anything, whatever I could,” Linda Shapford, 47, said at a memorial for Mr. Floyd that was held at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn on Thursday. NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio faced thousands of people packed into Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza Thursday afternoon to speak for 85 seconds about the … On Wednesday, Celia Oliver, 30, a nurse practitioner, had brought her 9-month-old son, Elliot, to a rally on Roosevelt Island. police officers killed in recent years. One person was taken away on a stretcher. George Floyd!”. Commissioner Shea also criticized elected officials who, he said, were “spewing complaint after complaint after complaint to help their careers.”, “Do not tell me that words don’t matter,” he said after recounting the stories and names of N.Y.P.D. We have to protect our democracy and our democratic rights. [This briefing has ended. For many of the protesters who assembled on Thursday, the officials’ defensiveness was further justification for staying in the streets and pushing for change. The officer eventually did, telling him to relax and using an expletive in admonishing him to stop squirming. Mr. de Blasio was met with hostility on Thursday at a memorial for George Floyd in Brooklyn, the first time he had appeared in person before protesters who have been marching in New York City’s streets for a week. De Blasio noted that most protesters had been peaceful, and admitted that the NYPD had sometimes overstepped its … "Overwhelmingly peaceful," Mayor de Blasio said of the protests… A local pastor raised his hand in a peace sign, urging that Mr. de Blasio be given a chance speak at the memorial, where Mr. Floyd’s brother Terrence spoke. Ms. Jamin, a medical student, marched with a group of about 60 health care workers and students from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, hundreds of people protested peacefully again near Gracie Mansion, the mayor’s official residence. “We marched in the ’60s,” Joseph Phillips, 71, said, as he looked on as a protest at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn swelled early Thursday evening, “and it doesn’t get any better.”. The mayor has sought to strike a balance on how the nightly curfew would be enforced. A crowd of disillusioned current and former de Blasio staffers filled Cadman Plaza on Monday to protest the mayor’s response to the on-going George Floyd protests. “It just wasn’t a question after what I saw from last night.”. He also said he had decided to hold the briefing to call for civil discourse and dialogue. “You have to have calm in this city,” he said. You look at the encounters with the police. We have 700 in this state. Many older people who have taken part in the demonstrations said they had seen and felt powerful echoes of past civil rights movements. A video showed him motionless on the ground and bleeding from his right ear after being shoved. “George Floyd cannot be allowed to die in vain —” Crowd: “George Floyd! He also highlighted episodes over the previous 24 hours where, he said, attackers had tried to stab officers. We’re striking that balance all the time.”. Mr. Smith said in an interview on Thursday that he told the officer not to touch him. “For anyone out there who is concerned or criticizing, I’m not sure they understand the depth of the reality of what we’ve faced,” he said on Thursday. It’s blinding.”, “He got a clean spray in there,” he added. “I want to thank God,” he said, adding, “It wasn’t his fault. In Manhattan, the police stopped one group of protesters on the Upper East Side that was heading south from what was a peaceful rally near Gracie Mansion and began to make arrests. Go to the website. Are you?”. Drivers in the opposite lane honked horns and raised fists in shows of support. Onetime aides have bickered online about Mr. de Blasio’s performance, and their perhaps self-interested desire to distance themselves from him. Mr. de Blasio is facing what may be the worst moment of his tenure since the 2014 fatal shootings of two police officers by a man seeking retribution for the police killing of Eric Garner on Staten Island. June 3 George Floyd protest news By Jessie Yeung , Steve George , Laura Smith-Spark , Peter Wilkinson , Meg Wagner , Melissa Macaya, Mike Hayes and Fernando Alfonso III , CNN … Tensions rose as officers descended. It also unfolded in Cadman Plaza, where George Floyd's family plans to hold a memorial on Thursday at 1 p.m. At a “die-in” earlier, medical residents gave speeches and lay in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds — the length of time that prosecutors say that Mr. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was pinned by the neck under a Minneapolis police officer’s knee before he died. “Tomorrow’s another day!”, “Move back!” “Hey!” [gasps] “He is bleeding!” “Bleeding out his ears, bleeding out of his ears.” “Call a medic! “Mainstream media coverage doesn’t do justice to how these protests actually are,” said Mr. Chaiban, who was standing atop a planter near Barclays Center offering bags of snacks to protesters as he had for the past two days. Fifteen minutes into the vigil, a toddler in a bike helmet ran between protesters who were sitting on the ground. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York urged protesters to get tested for coronavirus, saying the state will expand its testing facilities to meet the demand. “No one is getting hurt tonight!”. “The incident in Buffalo is wholly unjustified and utterly disgraceful,” Mr. Cuomo said. Justice Burke noted that the police were contending with widespread civil unrest in the middle of a pandemic. A man carries the Israeli flag as he marches across New York's Brooklyn Bridge Jan. 5, 2020, during the massive No Hate, No Fear March from Holy Square in Manhattan to Cadman Plaza … “I’ve spoken with City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and we agree that the officers involved should be immediately suspended. He reiterated that peaceful protests would be allowed to continue even after curfew, but that the police would have the discretion to decide when to disperse crowds even if all was calm. Prosecutors, the police and court officials said that they were doing what they could to process people quickly, but that they faced logistical hurdles because of the coronavirus shutdown and the unusually high number of arrests. A week has passed since protesters, upset, angry and energized by the killing in police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis, first poured into New York City’s streets. For some of them, the recent tensions had only deepened their commitment. As the demonstrators kept moving, a small group of officers blocked them from entering a cross street. But when the protest reached Washington Avenue, officers caught up to them. Mr. de Blasio said he had not seen videos or reports of the police using batons to hit peaceful protesters, but he promised investigations if they were warranted. A woman who swore at officers was flung to the ground and cuffed. These are big numbers. Hundreds of demonstrators marched down Willis Avenue chanting slogans demanding police reforms and changes to immigration policy. “Keep walking!”. In the Bronx, just after the curfew began, rows of officers confined protesters from both sides, pinning them in using a tactic known as kettling, before running at the group with batons and striking several demonstrators. Nearly 70 percent of them had been waiting more than 24 hours, including one defendant who had been waiting 80 hours, according to court officials and the Legal Aid Society. Officers’ tactics there have drawn scrutiny. They’re right in the face of the police. He opened the briefing by playing several video clips of officers being attacked in what he called acts of “intentional violence.”. But after struggling to be heard, the mayor quickly cut off his remarks. George Floyd! “For this there was absolutely no instigation.”. Shakaa Chaiban, a 20-year-old from Brooklyn, said he believed that anyone who looked at a teenager’s social media feed would come across a video showing police brutality. He rejoined the protests the next two days before realizing that he might have been exposed to the coronavirus. Call a medic!” “He’s bleeding out of his ear.” “Get a medic.” “What the [expletive] you walking up on me?” [unclear] “Oh [expletive].” “Back up. Mr. de Blasio said his detractors did not fully appreciate what the city was dealing with. The protesters have a civic duty here also. You can get a test — get a test. “My skin was just burning from the mace so I had to go take care of that,” he said. MOVEMENT MOMENT: Marchers sat in silence for several minutes in front of Gracie Mansion - many with fists and signs raised. “The people united will never be defeated!” they chanted as police vehicles and dozens of officers trailed them. 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