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New Yorkers Take to Streets Around City, Shut Down Traffic as NYPD Arrests Hundreds, Attacks Peaceful Crowds

HeadlineJun 01, 2020

In New York City, multiple protests unfolded over the weekend as thousands of people poured into the previously deserted neighborhoods due to the coronavirus lockdown. In Times Square Sunday, hundreds took a knee in silence to remember George Floyd. Protesters shut down traffic on the Manhattan Bridge Sunday. Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, a shocking video shows two police SUVs ramming into a crowd of protesters. Mayor Bill de Blasio defended the actions of the officers, placing blame on the protesters.

NYPD said they have made nearly 800 arrests since the protests started. One of those arrested was Chiara de Blasio, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 25-year-old daughter. Chiara, who is Black, was arrested at a protest in downtown Manhattan. She has since been released.

In New York and Minneapolis, protesters cheered for unionized bus drivers who refused to transport arrested protesters to jails.

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