Astoria protests police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor
Hundreds of people attended a rally and march at 30th Avenue and Steinway Street this afternoon to protest the police killings George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other black people across the country.
Protesters observed a moment of silence to honor the black lives lost to police violence, with many holding signs and putting their fists in the air.
They chanted, “Black Lives Matter,” “No Justice, No Peace,” and “Say Their Names” as the group marched down to the nearby 114th Precinct before returning to their original gathering spot.
Demonstrators called for a peaceful protest. NYPD officers put up barricades and walked along the marching route, but there appeared to be no confrontations between protesters and police.
Last night, hundreds of residents gathered at Astoria Park for a vigil to honor the lives of Floyd, Taylor and countless others killed by the police. Attendees lit candles and held signs calling for justice.
Here are more photos from this afternoon’s protest: