Protestors fanned out across the city today, including two groups who marched through the East Village late this afternoon.
The protests, like others around the country and NYC in recent days, were sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis this past Monday.
One group, numbering in the hundreds, entered Tompkins Square Park at Ninth Street... and exited on Seventh Street and Avenue B... Steven shared these photos...
Another group, numbering at least 1,000, with a large NYPD presence following along, entered the East Village via Second Avenue.... EVG reader Ben Lebovitz shared these photos on Second Avenue between Fifth Street and Sixth Street...
The blocks-long assemblage turned on Seventh Street, then went south on First Avenue... these reader photos show the size of the crowd on First Avenue ...
... who stopped on Fifth Street, shouting "Black lives matter" and, "No justice, no peace." The NYPD had blocked off Fifth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue, the location of the 9th Precinct.
Peaceful protestors on 1st Avenue at 5th Street near the 9th Precinct pic.twitter.com/yN9O1bqjyR— evgrieve (@evgrieve) May 30, 2020
The group then moved on to the north.
There were also reports of protestors outside PS4 on Avenue C and Eighth Street.
While the groups in the East Village early this evening were described as peaceful by passersby, ABC 7 reported that there were at least three dozen arrests in the city today related to the various protests.
The Times has more on today's protests here.
Updated 10 p.m.
There are now reports of broken windows along Second Avenue (the TD Bank location at First Street and Le Fournil Bakery at Seventh Street). There are also reports of several burning vehicles around Union Square.
Another NYPD vehicle taken down in Union Square pic.twitter.com/fWrHkFEQDE— Jessica Cunnington (@JessicaNews12) May 31, 2020
My photographer Greg Giglione just took this video of two NYPD Vans being lit on fire, near Union Square. A police officer yells that there are bullets inside and for everyone to stay back. We have heard several mini explosions. @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/cl9yLCtLkE— Natalie Duddridge (@NatDuddridgeTV) May 31, 2020
And there are reports of trash-can fires on Second Avenue between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place...
Updated 11:10 p.m.
Broken windows at the Adidas store on Broadway at Houston via Dave on 7th...