The killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked protests across the country, and some protests occurred on Saturday on the Upper West Side. The photos below are by Heidi Stubner at 96th and Broadway.
One protest spanned Central Park West, traveling South on the avenue. Among the chants that protesters yelled was “I Can’t Breathe,” the desperate plea from Eric Garner as he was choked to death.
— Richard Koscher (@richardkoscher) May 30, 2020
Protesters shut down the West Side Highway. There was a large group of people in the 120s and more around 99th Street. Police arrested some of the people.
— Malik X (@malikwrightnyc) May 30, 2020
"It should be illegal to kill black people." Quote from my favorite person, who MATTERS so very much, this morning.
— Grace Anne (@G_Fries) May 30, 2020
— RJ (@rjg3iii) May 30, 2020
#BREAKING: Happening now on West Side. Protestors shut down Henry Hudson Parkway in both directions. Police make a few arrests, and are restrained in face of full water bottles thrown and them and obscene anti-police chants. Protestors also largely peaceful: pic.twitter.com/opIBteUNb3
— (((Adrian Benepe))) (@Adrian_Benepe) May 30, 2020