Astoria Responds With Peaceful Protests to National Police Brutality Issue

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Astoria has been the location of a handful of peaceful protests against police brutality and the killing of George Floyd. The protests took place at Astoria Park, Steinway St., and nearby Astoria’s 114th Precinct.

Hundreds gathered to peacefully voice their support for Black Lives Matter, and chanted the names of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, both of whom died at the hands of police officers.

The peaceful demonstrations are some of hundreds throughout the country.

This is an ongoing story…