5th Night of George Floyd Protests in NYC Amid City Curfew

June 01, 2020 - 10:36 pm



Protesters calling for justice for George Floyd took to the streets of New York City for a fifth day in a row on Monday.

Protests were expected to take place in neighborhoods across New York City, including Times Square, the East Village, Bay Ridge and Crown Heights. Around 400 people were arrested during Sunday’s protest. See below for live updates from Monday's protests.

10:40 p.m. Pedestrians pass a Starbucks with broken windows in Manhattan. 

On the same block, someone smashed the storefront of a Starbucks. pic.twitter.com/l2rathK2zx

— Chris Sommerfeldt (@C_Sommerfeldt) June 2, 2020

10:35 p.m. Protesters marching on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.

Thousands marching in Brooklyn on Eastern Parkway tonight. Hundreds cheering marchers on from open windows. #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/D2kImxoVPC

— Annie Gurvis (@annierachel) June 2, 2020

10:30 p.m. A peaceful protest passes by the Brooklyn Museum.

The same protest march is walking East on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. Though a small contingent broker off, there’s still at a few thousand . pic.twitter.com/GqsRgZy98J

— Nathan McDermott (@natemcdermott) June 2, 2020

10:30 p.m. NYPD vehicles drive through Herald Square.

Video from a source of NYPD arriving on the scene as looters were in the Macy’s on Herald Square pic.twitter.com/KX4CZOuqZO

— Matthew Fischetti (@Matt_Fischetti) June 2, 2020

10:25 p.m. Protesters gather outside the 77th Precinct in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

crowd stopped outside of 77th precinct on Bergen and Utica. chants of “who do you protect? who do you serve?” but no real tension yet pic.twitter.com/8mQA97EjKO

— Jack Crosbie (@jscros) June 2, 2020

10:20 p.m. 

The looting is out of control. All over Manhattan stores smashed and grabbed. Just drove past the Verizon on 17th st and 6th Avenue where all the merchandise was swiped. Down the street @NYPD is arresting several individuals involved @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/4TDz71yGLL

— Natalie Duddridge (@NatDuddridgeTV) June 2, 2020

10:15 p.m. Looting happening in Herald Square in Manhattan.

Absolute anarchy at Herald Square now. Fires being lit, Macy's looted, I estimate 200 kids here just cheering pic.twitter.com/DoHyudBCc7

— Rachel Olding (@rachelolding) June 2, 2020

9:45 p.m. Protesters march at Fulton Street and Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn.

This is the #brooklynprotest on Fulton and Nostrand tonight before the curfew. Peaceful and powerful, black-led. ✊-- pic.twitter.com/KOBkohjeVr

— Sibabalwe (@sibzxmona) June 2, 2020

9:30 p.m. Protesters march past the Brooklyn Museum shouting, "Hands up, don't shoot."

Passing the Brooklyn Museum chanting “HANDS UP DONT SHOOT” pic.twitter.com/Jikgkdq7zB

— Noah Hurowitz (@NoahHurowitz) June 2, 2020

9:30 p.m. Protesters gather outside Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan.

Police lost their patience with the heckling protesters outside the police line, who were obstructing traffic on 6th Ave outside Radio City. They said everyone would be arrested, charged the crowd and then made no arrests. #nycprotests pic.twitter.com/WWAjWLA4AR

— Liam Stack (@liamstack) June 2, 2020

9:10 p.m. Verizon and Microsoft stores in Manhattan are vandalized.

Looting Microsoft store right now #NYCPROTEST pic.twitter.com/VHBEcInUWc

— Gia Hua (@giahua) June 2, 2020

@Verizon store on 52 and 8th vandalized, huge group came with sticks and lit small fires all over. Heading uptown to columbus circle #protests2020 #NYCPROTEST #NYCRiots pic.twitter.com/u2iwZl5gRX

— Purvi Thacker (@purvi21) June 2, 2020

9 p.m. Looters swipe clothes and sneakers from a store in Union Square.

Chaos already by Union Square. Looters pouring in and out of boarded up Zumiez apparel store. Nearby, people are jamming sneakers and clothes into their backpacks. It’s like a shopping spree. #nyc #looting pic.twitter.com/zT9En6Y5DE

— Shayna Jacobs (@shaynajacobs) June 2, 2020

8:40 p.m. Looters steal from a store near Union Square in Manhattan.

Uncontrollable amounts of looting going on now at 14th St and fifth Ave. Stores being empties by hundreds of people. pic.twitter.com/0bvAu95Mj9

— Rachel Olding (@rachelolding) June 2, 2020

8:40 p.m. Protesters cross over the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan.

Manhattan-bound protesters crossing Brooklyn Bridge in both lanes. Cops are staying far behind and letting them march as they please, at least for now. pic.twitter.com/wZyGI6diBn

— Chris Sommerfeldt (@C_Sommerfeldt) June 2, 2020

8:30 p.m. A small group appears to loot a Duane Reade store in Manhattan.

And just like that, Manhattan protest has turned ugly. Three stores smashed, Duane Reade being looted in front of me pic.twitter.com/wq44W27GyB

— Rachel Olding (@rachelolding) June 2, 2020

8:20 p.m. Protest attendees loot the Yankees store in Midtown.

Sooo the markets were up today. Also the Yankees store getting looted is poetic. #NYCProtest #NYCRiots pic.twitter.com/5ye7MoDe76

— JQL (@JeannaQLiu) June 2, 2020

8 p.m. A small group attempts to loot an Aldo store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan while others try to stop them. "That's not what this is about," one attendee can be heard saying.

Some young men just tried to loot an Aldo on 5th Ave when other protesters grabbed them, pulled one guy out the store window, and made them stop. An argument about looting then ensued. #NYCProtest #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/cQaG7GHMtR

— Liam Stack (@liamstack) June 1, 2020

7:50 p.m. NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan kneels with protesters near Washington Square Park in Manhattan.

NYPDs top cop deescalated a situation himself. It started w/ a fight & gun found, police say. Cops blocked an exit to Washington square park. @nypdchiefofdept said let them go. 2 water bottles were thrown at cops. Protesters said STOP. Then he spoke. They said kneel w/ us. He did pic.twitter.com/eZFFa4JE8W

— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) June 1, 2020

7:45 p.m. A crowd marches down Flatbush Avenue in downtown Brooklyn.

Crowd from Barclays Center protest in Brooklyn marching along Flatbush Avenue, last a boarded up Apple Store and Whole Foods pic.twitter.com/6Sgqeity2S

— Steven D'Souza (@cbcsteve) June 1, 2020
Photo credit Caplan

7:30 p.m. Protesters gather for a silent vigil in McCarren Park.

The power of a different kind of protest. Total silence in McCarren Park as thousands gather for a silent, socially-distanced message about police brutality. #brooklyn #nyc pic.twitter.com/alHbSo0ytU

— Pat Kiernan (@patkiernan) June 2, 2020

7:20 p.m. Protesters head west on East Houston in Manhattan.

#BlackLivesMatter marchers heading west on East Houston . https://t.co/1xuv7zi6vH

— 1010 WINS (@1010WINS) June 1, 2020

7 p.m. Black Lives Matter protesters chant, “Who do you protect? Who do you serve?” outside the 77th Precinct in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters have paused outside the NYPD’s 77th Precinct stationhouse at Utica and Bergen in Brooklyn.

They’re chanting “WHO DO YOU PROTECT? WHO DO YOU SERVE?” pic.twitter.com/KlZRWrlz2O

— Noah Hurowitz (@NoahHurowitz) June 1, 2020

6:45 p.m. Workers board up businesses in Midtown, Manhattan.

Throughout midtown, seeing businesses being boarded up. #1010WINS pic.twitter.com/VggI7Ieejg

— Sonia Rincón (@SoniaRincon) June 1, 2020

6:30 p.m.  Protesters chant “Black Lives Matter!” at East 9th Street and Avenue D in the East Village before heading to Union Square.

We’re at a #BlackLivesMatter rally on Ave D in the East Village, where there is singing, chanting, speakers ... heading down Ave C now pic.twitter.com/oWpwEcIia8

— 1010 WINS (@1010WINS) June 1, 2020

6:30 p.m. Protesters hang a sign reading “PRIDE IS A RIOT!” on the facade of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.

Huge crowds outside NYC’s Stonewall Inn are chanting “pride is a riot” as protests - so far peaceful - continue pic.twitter.com/zYR0l1lGdk

— Megan Palin (@Megan_Palin) June 1, 2020

5 p.m. A march kicks off in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn.

BedStuy protest starting now @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/4YLNr9kD0z

— Ali Bauman (@AliBaumanTV) June 1, 2020

5 p.m. A crowd gathers at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.

Small crowd gathered at Grand Army Plaza pic.twitter.com/g20gz04Y1J

— Azure Gilman (@AzureGilman) June 1, 2020

4 p.m. Protesters gathered in Times Square before marching toward downtown Manhattan.

Times Square. Large crowd gathered listening to speeches denouncing racism, chants of #BlackLivesMatter. A low key #NYPD presence. Most people I’ve spoken to say it’s the first protest they’ve attended, it was time to lend their voices to the movement. #1010WINS pic.twitter.com/paZ2xYeYwy

— Sonia Rincón (@SoniaRincon) June 1, 2020

3 p.m. Protests were expected to kicked off in Times Square at 3 p.m.

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