Memorial march held to honor lives lost from COVID-19 in Downtown Brooklyn

Protestors emphasized the stark inequities in healthcare based on income, and higher fatality numbers among Black, Hispanic and Native American communities.

News 12 Staff

Aug 22, 2020, 12:24 AM

Updated 1,376 days ago

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Demonstrators mourning those who died from COVID-19 demanded changes at a massive march and memorial held in Downtown Brooklyn Friday.
Many participants dressed in white, held candles, flowers and mementos to honor the loved ones they've lost.
Protestors emphasized the stark inequities in healthcare based on income, and higher fatality numbers among Black, Hispanic and Native American communities.
The group marched across the bridge to the Trump building on Wall Street.
This all happened on the heels of Former Vice President Joe Biden's Democratic nomination, and a few weeks before the November election, where there are major concerns about the validity of mail-in voting.
Protesters ran on the stance that President Donald Trump should not only lose reelection, but he should resign before he even has a chance, and that the money he has withheld from the World Health Organization be restored.
"How do you explain in history that nothing was done to stop this, when it could have been stopped?" one protester told News 12. "If that's not unnecessary deaths, I don't know what is."
Similar marches were also held in Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California.
 


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