Protesters express concerns about spread of COVID-19 during George Floyd protests

Peaceful and organized protests were held in Prospect Park Sunday afternoon as New Yorkers across the city continue to demand for justice in the death of George Floyd.

News 12 Staff

May 31, 2020, 10:08 PM

Updated 1,449 days ago


Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by a white police officer during an arrest in Minneapolis, authorities say.
Protests have sparked across Brooklyn, and protesters say it will continue until their voices are heard. 
Maia Eiv shared concern when she said she saw her friends join the protests because of the coronavirus possibly spreading. She said she still wanted to help out in some way because she felt passionate about the Black Lives Matter movement.
Eiv handed out free water, snacks and supplies like ear plugs. 
"It's essential to do this. You have to make sure people are healthy when they're going in these situations that are high-risk,” said Eiv.

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