Yesterday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a plan for the city to cut $1 billion from the NYPD’s nearly $6 billion budget. However, the Occupy City Hall movement continues to camp demanding that full details of the $1 billion cut to the NYPD is released as some claim the proposed cuts are purely ‘accounting magic’. The movement suggests that the one sixth deduction from the police department be reallocated into projects like housing, healthcare, education and social services. If you can’t join in person, organizers are actively looking for donations, and recommend @occupycityhall for details, or any of these additional ways you can contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Reopening NYC is upon us and you might have already enjoyed your first post-lockdown meal outside your home, so for the next one consider venturing out to one of these black-owned restaurants in Bushwick. Yesterday, de Blasio announced that the proposed reopening of indoor dining for the first week of July would be delayed in a tweet saying, “We’ve seen COVID-19 outbreaks in other states linked to indoor bars and restaurants. We’ve come too far in this fight to throw that progress away. We’re re-examining plans to restart indoor dining here in NYC.”
We’ve seen COVID-19 outbreaks in other states linked to indoor bars and restaurants.
We’ve come too far in this fight to throw that progress away. We’re re-examining plans to restart indoor dining here in NYC.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 29, 2020
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Today’s Events & Protests
Sunday June 28th, 2020
All Day – Occupy City Hall All Day
12 P.M. 135th and Malcolm X – DAY OF ACTION and PRESS CONFERENCE
3 P.M. Louis Nevelson Plaza – RARA + MARCH
4 P.M. City Hall – PRIDE MARCH and CELEBRATION
4 P.M. Washington Square – MARCH
5 P.M. Columbus Circle –INDIGENOUS MARCH AND RALLY
5 P.M. Washington Square – Protest
7 P.M. Carl Schurz – VIGIL
3 P.M. 2146 Nostrand Ave. – B.R.E.A.T.H.E. BILL Protest
6 P.M. Maria Hernandez Park – RALLY and MARCH
7 P.M. McCarren Park – VIGIL
6 P.M. Zoom and Facebook Live – Dialogue on Racial Inequity
Cover photo by Megan Burney
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