Former state senator holds 'Long Walk to Freedom' protest in East Flatbush

A protest march was held in East Flatbush to call for equality and action in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.

News 12 Staff

Jun 6, 2020, 5:59 PM

Updated 1,442 days ago

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A protest march was held in East Flatbush to call for equality and action in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.
The event was organized by Jesse Hamilton, a former state senator, and other community leaders.
 
Organizers called their event the "Long Walk to Freedom."
They started at Wingate Park and held a Black Lives Matters conference to talk about the disparities and inequalities that exist between races. Speakers also explained why the protests are so important for communities and families.
Hamilton also spoke about the 911 Anti-Discrimination bill, which was introduced in 2018. The bill would make it illegal to misuse 911 in a discriminatory or harassing way towards people of color. He says a recent video of a woman in Central Park calling 911 to say an African American man was threatening her life is a key example as to why the bill is needed.
 
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