NEW YORK (77 WABC) — A peaceful protest and rally with thousands to honor George Floyd, while seeking justice and criminal justice reform.
Approximately 5,000 assembled at Cadman Plaza before walking across to the Brooklyn Bridge for another rally at Foley Square in lower Manhattan.
One of the speakers was Mayor de Blasio, who was booed throughout his remarks said, “We have too much to change in the city and this country.”
When de Blasio chanted “I can’t breathe,” many in the crowd reciprocated “Resign.”
Floyd’s brother Terrence also attended the Cadman Plaza memorial. He was serenaded, “You are not alone” by the throngs of people were standing up against police brutality.
“I thank God for you all showing love to my brother,” he said.
Public advocate Jumaane Williams took at swipe at all elected leaders handling the protests since Floyd’s death 10 days ago in Minneapolis.
“We have the wrong president, we have the wrong governor, we have the wrong mayor.”
To George Floyd’s brother, Terrence: thank you for inviting Chirlane and me today and for working to bring our city together. To my fellow New Yorkers, I hear your anger and your grief. And I promise you we won’t let this moment pass without real reform. pic.twitter.com/pVjMhp5hJh
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 4, 2020
Crowd of thousands booing Mayor Bill de Blasio at a memorial for George Floyd at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn. Can’t hear what he’s saying over chanting. “Defund the police!” “Resign!” pic.twitter.com/sHVvgPksH9
— Annie Correal (@anniecorreal) June 4, 2020