TIMESLEDGER | QNS.20 COM | SEPT. 4-SEPT. 10, 2020
Black Lives Matter
from Long Island
City to Manhattan
BY JACOB KAYE
Marching on the same day as thousands and thousands of
demonstrators marched in Washington, D.C. to commemorate
the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and
Freedom, Black Lives Matter activists made their way from Long
Island City to Times Square in Manhattan on Friday, Aug. 28.
The Get Your Knee Off Our Necks NYC march kicked off
near NYCHA’s Queensbridge Houses, just north of the Ed Koch
Hitting the road around 6:30 p.m., demonstrators began to
march over the bridge and stepped into Manhattan.
Holding signs reading “Black Lives Matter” and “Defund the
Police,” protesters marched toward Columbus Circle in Manhattan.
From the midtown Manhattan location, demonstrators
marched to Times Square, where the protest ended.
While the march was peaceful, protesters were, at one point,
assailed from above as a resident tossed water and a hard object
down from their apartment onto the protesters below around 59th
Street in Manhattan.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
Additional reporting by Dean Moses.