June 28, 2020. Foley Square
“No permission” was asked nor expected for them to have a protest/march. (They acknowledged proudly)
A HUGE crowd of disaffected gays and people of color marched against Police Brutality.
The police waited patiently, as the crowd gathered to march; with lots of nasty political posturing.
Despite the snarky signs and banners, the police were very laid back.
The march was HUGE. They never stopped arriving at Foley.(Organizers estimated 50,000 protesters attended the march) To their credit, the police quietly walked the protest through lower Manhattan to Washington Square.
Once evening arrived, however, the peaceful march behaved disgracefully towards the NYPD. Under shade of night, all bets of peaceful were off.
“The second annual event for the Reclaim Pride Coalition. When the marchers arrived at their final destination — a rally in Washington Square Park — they allegedly faced police brutality, according to witnesses and march organizers…. the New York City Police Department confirmed three people were arrested for allegedly assaulting officers, adding that the use of pepper spray and force on protesters transpired after cops tried to arrest one of them for allegedly vandalizing a police vehicle.” [NBC News] [NY Post]
Apparently the city cannot control these protests. They protest, march, hang-out (forget social distancing), unchecked; a PRIVILEGE denied to the average citizens who would like to go to church, have a picnic, and WORK!
Meanwhile, the PRIVILEGED Gay/BLM parade-march insist THEY have it bad Living in America.
3 short videos: Part 1
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Flickr slide shows: Part 1
If they are so unhappy – why not LEAVE? Otherwise, go home, have a beer and CHILL.
[Pictures and Videos Property of Pamela Hall]