The protesters shouted phrases like “no justice, no peace,” “don’t shoot,” “silence is violence,” “Black Lives Matter” and responded to the chant “say their name” with the names of those who have lost their lives to police brutality.
Photo showcase of a peaceful protest in Stony Brook, NY on June 7. From 1p.m. to 4 p.m., protesters gathered in front of the Lowe’s shopping center to protest against police brutality and systematic racism.
Photos taken by Assistant News Editor Maya Brown show about 500 local residents from Freeport, NY, protesting in solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement and urging people to demand justice for George Floyd.
“Ta-ta, ta, ta, ta.” That’s the beat of protest, heard at random on the streets. It grows louder as one approaches the center, and reverberates off apartment buildings in the evenings following the start of a curfew. A simple banging of a spoon on a pot: the symbol of a peaceful protest.