A protest is scheduled for 3:00 pm this afternoon at Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue in the Crown Heights area, just a few minutes walk from 770. Update: 1000 peaceful protesters have left Crown Heights, and are heading towards Williamsburg.
By Anash.org reporter
Update 3:40 PM ET: 1000 peaceful protesters have left Crown Heights, and are heading north on Bedford towards Williamsburg.
A protest is scheduled for 3:00 pm this afternoon at Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue in the Crown Heights area, just a few minutes walk from 770.
Monday night’s march down Eastern Parkway and through Crown Heights has been mostly peaceful and hope is that tonight’s protest will be peaceful as well.
The Crown Heights Shmira is advising the community members to avoid going out unnecessarily.
“If necessary to go out please try and be in groups and use common sense to keep safe and be vigilant to avoid contact with rowdy groups,” they said.
If you plan on leaving the Crown Heights area be aware that there is ongoing violent demonstrations all over the five Boroughs, you should follow traffic advisories as there are some very violent demonstrations taking place now and stay away from those areas.
Please understand that the NYPD is under extreme pressure and stretched thin, and response may be slow due to the situation, so please avoid going to any hot areas.
Crown Heights Shmira will keep the community up to date on any developing situations.
Crown Heights Shmira is available 24/7 for emergencies, do not hesitate to call if you see suspicious or problematic activity.