Protesters show support for NYPD in Dyker Heights march

Protesters showed their support for the NYPD Saturday with a "back the blue" march in Bay Ridge.

News 12 Staff

Jul 11, 2020, 5:11 PM

Updated 1,417 days ago

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Protesters showed their support for the NYPD Saturday with a "back the blue" march in Dyker Heights.
The march started at 75th Street and ended at 86th Street. Many people took to the streets holding signs and chanting to show their support for NYPD at a time when they say morale in the police department is low.
The event comes after weeks of protests around the nation that have been calling to defund the police following the death of George Floyd.
Demonstrators say they want to send a message to defend the NYPD, and that they want people to know that not all police officers are bad.
Protesters tell News 12 that defunding the police department is not the answer, but rather retraining officers who do wrong is a better alternative.
There were confrontations between rallygoers and Black Lives Matter protesters during the event. 
Councilman Justin Brannan released a statement about what he saw:


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