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It was just 10 days after the police-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It had been 10 days of protests nationwide, including in New York City, where crowds flooded the streets each night calling for justice for Floyd and others killed by police in cities across the country.  more
It’s been three months since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis inspired months of protests across the country, including near-daily rallies in New York City. more
Fear and panic swept across the community early last week as rumors swirled through co-op boards and then social media about a violent protest planned for Seton Park. It started on Tuesday, June 2, when several of Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil’s co-operative housing communities sent out letters warning residents of a planned demonstration at the Independence Avenue park. more
Sergey Musheyev got the phone call no business owner ever wanted to receive. Last week, many businesses across the city feared some of the rioting and looting that appeared to accompany what were otherwise peaceful protests in Brooklyn, Manhattan and even Mott Haven, would land on their doorstep. more
I was nearly arrested last Thursday night. I share that not to center my narrative in what occurred, but to convey some of what happened. That night — June 4 — I witnessed an unprecedented level of force in response to what was otherwise a peaceful protest against police brutality following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. more
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