Family-friendly Black Lives Matter protest held outside 40th Precinct in Mott Haven
A family-friendly Black Lives Matter protest was held Sunday outside the 40th Precinct in Mott Haven.
Participants say they have been uniting since the beginning of June, and that they have to plans to end their protests once there is change.
The protesters marched around the block with signs created by children earlier in the morning and chanted "No justice, no peace."
About 30 protesters wrote messages in chalk on the street, asking the community to reimagine how police interact with their families for over an hour. They said they want to ensure that officers are held accountable for how they treat the community's residents when they rally.
They said members of the NYPD in the Bronx mistreated Black Lives Matter protesters back on June 4.
The NYPD, however, described the June 4 protest as far from peaceful. In a statement, they said, "Approximately 260 individuals were taken into custody. Items recovered from members included hammers, wrenches, gas masks and additional items that could be used to cause injuries."
Activists said they hope to create a positive relationship with officers in the future.
At the end of the march, they also paid tribute to the late Rep. John Lewis and promised to continue his fight for justice.