This Sunday May 31, 2020 around 1pm, approximately 1000 people gathered at the Staples shopping center on the corner of South Oyster Bay Road in Plainview, NY to protest the recent death of George Floyd that occurred while under restraint by PO Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis.
The masked protesters displayed various signs of protest and chanted throughout the march “I can’t breathe”, “No justice, no peace”, “Justice for George”, “Black lives matter” and “Say their names”. This was done in a calm and orderly manner following the sidewalks along South Oyster Bay Road. Police presence detoured traffic around the area and kept the right lane in front of the demonstrators clear. Passing cars beeped their horns in support, a few even had a bullhorn. There also was an anonymous young man offering free drinks and snacks. This protest included people of various ethnic backgrounds, black, white, the young and the old alike peacefully united for the same cause.