‘We’re built up with frustration’: Scenes and sounds in NYC during 3 days of protest against police brutality
Black Lives Matter protestors march across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan, June 4, 2020.
Spencer Kimball | CNBC
New York City has been gripped by days of social unrest in the wake of the May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Large demonstrations have rolled across the city as outraged protesters shout, chant and plead for action to end police brutality against African Americans.
Tensions were already running high in New York. The coronavirus pandemic started tearing through through the city in March, leaving at least 17,000 people dead. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers lost their jobs because of a quarantine and lockdown that continues to keep all but the most essential businesses shuttered.
Police and protesters in New York clashed in the wake of Floyd’s killing, reigniting long-simmering anger over Eric Garner’s 2014 death at the hands of …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]