Black Lives Matter protest in Downtown Rochester, New York ends peacefully
A Black Lives Matter protest was scheduled at 1:00 P.M. in downtown Rochester, New York on West Main Street and South Fitzhugh Street.
The protest had approximately 800 people and hundreds more watched live. There was a heavy police presence, but no arrests were made.
The police department was prepared and we’re already notified that this protest was going to happen.
People at the protest had Black Lives Matter signs, police brutality signs, and more.
At one moment the crowds chanted at the police to “take a knee” but the police officers did not respond.
One of the white officers with the Rochester Police Department shook a black males hand and the crowd cheered.
There are more planned protest this weekend, which organizer hope will continue to be peaceful.
The protest ended at 5:00 P.M. peacefully
Last weekend there was a Black Lives Matter protest that turned violent leaving 13 arrested and additional people arrested days later.