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Queens Residents Hold a Series of Peaceful Protests Over the Weekend

Police Officers take a knee with protesters in Jamaica Sunday (Photo: @NYPDQueensSouth)

June 1, 2020 By Christian Murray

Demonstrators came out in Queens over the weekend to voice their anger over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

Hundreds took to the streets of Jackson Heights Saturday in a protest that formed in Diversity Plaza. Protesters in Jackson Heights chanted “black lives matter, black lives matter” and
“no justice, no peace,” as they made their way to the 115th NYPD Precinct house on Northern Boulevard.

The demonstration, while at times tense, was without incident–unlike the raucous protests that took place outside the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn and in Foley Square in Manhattan.

Meanwhile on Sunday, demonstrators marched in a peaceful event in Jamaica. At this protest, demonstrators actually cheered on some officers who took a knee with them in solidarity to their cause.

A video was posted to Facebook showing three officers taking a knee and the NYPD posted a photo of the moment to twitter.

Also on Sunday there was a peaceful gathering titled “Say Their Names: Gathering for Black Lives” at Travers Park in Jackson Heights. Demonstrators held signs with the names of black victims who had been killed by the police.

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AltRightPost

Why do you delete anti Trump comments SunnysidePost? It won’t change the outcome of the election.

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JR

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the population of Queens is 50% white, 28% Hispanic, 24% Asian, 21% black, and 3% mixed race. Sep 20, 2012…It makes sense that it is peaceful like SI. Many who predominate Manhattan fled to other counties, cities and states.

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Lia

The looters and rioters don’t want justice, some just want revenge. So many people and cops are being hurt and its not only about looting.

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Jaret

It wasn’t enough that coronavirus lost us our jobs; now these looters are destroying our businesses. Wow. NYC is falling apart.

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Nelly

Not all the rioters were from other states or cities. Many are from NYC. I saw so many rioters walking over the Queensboro Bridge holding merchandise last night. It was like a parade with no cops in sight.

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Dee

Some thought they were handing out food and free stuff. People are going hungry in Queens. Its so sad.

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Lydia

Queens is thankfully too ghetto and diverse. They prefer to protest and cause trouble in more gentrified areas like Manhatten and Brooklyn. Also in case they get hurt they want to avoid ending up at Elmhurst hospital in Queens.

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Suckafree

I’m proud of Queens protestors. It’s sad when protestors turn into rioters and other groups come into cities to cause mayhem. Burning down your neighborhood businesses you rely on for products, services, and jobs is sheer stupidity. Beating up truck drivers is idiotic. De Blasio’s daughter got arrested for throwing rocks in the protests.

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There was nothing in the police report that said she had thrown anything, that is completely false

She didn’t throw anything.

We know that, because the NYPD Police Department tweeted the internal police reports. You’re completely wrong.

They never release these because they contain personal details,–address, date of birth and driver’s license etc. I wonder why this ONE protestor got singled out…

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Vana

If Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter attended the protest in Queens instead of the Manhattan protest maybe she would of not been arrested. But it should look good fit her if she decides to follow in her parents foot steps and run for public office in NYC.

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Bat soup

Apparently, no stores worth looting in Queens.

Why ransack the ABC store when there’s Louis Vuitton and Gucci in SOHO?

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Agreed, it's completely unrelated to the murder by a police officer, clearly shown on video tape

So you’re saying the only reason the LEOs and NYPD in the photo aren’t looting is because they aren’t in SoHo? It’s a shame you don’t respect law enforcement.

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OrangeFuhrer

@Bat soup Nice job with the autoclicker, Trumpster. I doubt there are actually 400+ Trumpsters reading sunnysidepost.

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