Members of Million March NYC organized in the hopes of forcing City Hall to shut down until police commissioner Bill Bratton is fired.
The protests are in response to the recent acts of police brutality in the city, and the Commissioner’s failure to prevent such incidents.
They also are calling for reparations for the victims of brutality and also for more funds to be invested in the NYPD’s initiatives in minority communities.
While the protests have remained peaceful thus far, the group makes no promises that they will remain that way:
“We’ve had enough. There has been NO accountability for officers involved in shooting citizens, nor do we expect any from our corrupt and racist city government … It is clear this white supremacist, capitalist hetero-cis-patriarchy will NEVER hold itself accountable.”
The group plans to grow to include around 1,000 protesters in the city, and is part of a greater movement taking place around the country. Check out a clip from NYC’s Monday protest below.
— RT America (@RT_America) August 1, 2016