Marching on the same day as thousands and thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Black Lives Matter activists made their way from Long Island City to Times Square in Manhattan on Friday, Aug. 28.
The Get Your Knee Off Our Necks NYC march kicked off near NYCHA’s Queensbridge Houses, just north of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge.
Hitting the road around 6:30 p.m., demonstrators began to march over the bridge and stepped into Manhattan.
Holding signs reading “Black Lives Matter” and “Defund the Police,” protesters marched toward Columbus Circle in Manhattan. From the midtown Manhattan location, demonstrators marched to Times Square, where the protest ended.
While the march was peaceful, protesters were, at one point, assailed from above as a resident tossed water and a hard object down from their apartment onto the protesters below around 59th Street in Manhattan.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
See photos of the march below.
Additional reporting by Dean Moses.