Haitians joined thousands of protesters who flooded the streets of Flatbush and other nearby Brooklyn neighborhoods to protest the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of Minneapolis police over Memorial Day weekend. Protesters marched through the streets, denouncing systemic racism and calling for police reform and accountability. The law enforcement presence in the neighborhood was heavy, and protesters voiced their frustration at times by throwing water bottles and other projectiles at police.

Hundreds gather at the corner of Parkside and Ocean avenues, near Prospect Park, for a rally to denounce the killing of George Floyd and police brutality.
Protesters from local groups like Equality for Flatbush hold signs denouncing police violence and calling for justice.

Tenants near the corner of Parkside and Ocean avenues hang a Black Lives Matter sign from the fire escape.
Pedestrians walk toward the rally at the corner of Parkside and Ocean avenues on May 30, as police gather on the street, in the background.
Protesters gather around a throng of police officers at the corner of Bedford and Snyder avenues, on the evening of May 30. Some put their hands up, in a show of solidarity with black victims who have died at the hands of police.
Protesters display the hands up sign to police officers, as one man gestures from atop the hood of a car.

Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.

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