Protests proceed in NYC after Wright, Toledo killings, Floyd trial

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WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK – A rally for Duante Wright will be held in Washington Square Park on Saturday night, with a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m.

The protesters have left, but the flowers, photos and messages remain.

Demonstrations against police brutality are become a regular event in New York City and across the country.

The NYPD prepares for major protests as the Derek Chauvin Trial comes to an end. The criminal case against former police officer Chauvin, who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes, begins on Monday with final arguments. Unscheduled days off for officers as the verdict approaches.

Meanwhile, ex-cop Kim Potter is on bail after being arrested for mistaking her gun for her taser in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Duante Wright.

Protesters argue, if people walking through red lights can be sent a ticket, why draw a gun on someone with too many air fresheners or a broken taillight? Get their plate and send them the ticket, they said.

Photos: Ken Evseroff / PIX11 News

Social justice advocates are now focused on how Chicago officials consistently changed the narrative of the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by officer Eric Stillman. That plus transcripts from the grand jury in the Daniel Prude case.

The protest on Saturday evening is expected to be peaceful. The protesters were asked to bring flowers. There is a notable police presence in and around the park.

This demonstration was peaceful. PIX11 News saw a lot of police officers, but they allowed the protesters to do their thing.

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