NYPD, residents march against violence in 23rd annual Unity Walk

The event started in 1997 with the same purpose it holds today – to build up relationships between city residents and the NYPD.

News 12 Staff

Aug 1, 2020, 9:26 PM

Updated 1,393 days ago

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City residents and the NYPD walked against violence and racism for the 23rd annual Unity Walk.

At least 15 different marches, gatherings, protests and demonstrations took place across the city Saturday.

The Unity March not only combines both issues of racism and gun violence, but also joins forces between the community and the NYPD.
Walkers, bikers and drivers rode out from Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard together with Officers from the 67th, 70th, and 71st Precincts.

They all ended up at a community rally and celebration at 53rd Street and Church Avenue.

The NYPD reported that there has been a 180% increase in reported murders citywide this year.

This is one of the reasons why many at the march say it’s important to work and collaborate with the officers that serve their communities.

“It's for everybody to come together to see that we all are the same people, we're all the same blood, we might be different colors, different cultures, different textures, but we all breathe and bleed at the same time,” says Michael Babb, of the Block Boys Brooklyn Bike Club.
The event started in 1997 with the same purpose it holds today – to build up relationships between city residents and the NYPD.
 


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