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.
Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America fellow. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @sambojarski.More by Sam Bojarski