Greater than 300 individuals flooded the streets of an prosperous Hamptons town Friday to protest racial injustice after the loss of life of George Floyd.
Waving indicators that learn “Black lives matter greater than white emotions” and “I can’t breath,” the crowd, together with native residents, marched alongside the waterfront streets of Sag Harbor on Lengthy Island — not removed from the place celebrities corresponding to Christie Brinkley and Paul Simon personal multi-million greenback properties.
“We’ve seen all of the photographs from the final week and seen [Floyd’s] story as unimaginable police brutality,” stated one native protester, Leslie Abbey. “All of us want to return out … and do no matter we will to take anti-racist steps and forestall this from occurring once more.”
One other protester, Hanna Dietz, added, “With every part happening with George Floyd, it’s essential to return out and assist the motion.”
The loss of life of Floyd, who was black, at the arms of a white Minneapolis police officer on Might 25 has sparked nationwide protest and riots.
In Sag Harbor, demonstrators wore face masks and remained peaceable all through the three-hour protest.