On Monday evening, I again took part in the nearest demonstration against the murders of George Floyd and so many others – this time in Asbury Park. You can see my photos from Saturday’s Newark demonstration here. The Asbury Park were largely peaceful when I was there, but escalated after nightfall – link here. You can find my pictures below.
We are clearly in different times and this is a different sort of movement than we’ve seen over the past decade. There hasn’t been a moment during my lifetime when you could gather at least 4,000 people in a small city like Asbury Park, NJ. There were years where you’d struggle to attract such a crowd in Newark, or Harlem, or Brooklyn.
This movement will not stop in the near future. And it shouldn’t. A peoples’ uprising is long overdue.
Plainfield’s protest and march will take place on Saturday. More details to follow.
I posted a little video on Instagram.