Small groups of protestors took to the streets of New York City on the 12th day of marches and the first curfew-less weekday in June.

Thousands of protesters marched through the Upper East Side to Gracie Mansion, joining what has become a nightly sit-in and march, have now dispersed. Some said they would head to Brooklyn to join protests outside the Barclays Center.

That group started in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, a longtime rallying point for demonstrations in the city.

They say they want to bring their message of police reform directly to Mayor Bill de Blasio.




They say they are protesting against the murder of George Floyd, which happened exactly two weeks ago, but also for police reforms.

One protest leader said he was gratified by the changes that are already being made by police departments in cities around the country.

“This means there will be no more George Floyds, no more Breonna Taylors,” he said.

In Brooklyn, hundreds met at Grand Army Plaza and made their way to the 88th Precinct in Clinton Hill.

One protester, walking with her eight-year-old son, told NY1’s Ruschell Boone she thought it was important to show her child what they were fighting for, and the changes that need to be made in the community.

Earlier, a separate protest took place in Lower Manhattan. One group gathered in Foley Square and another, made up of hundreds of city workers, staged a march across the Brooklyn Bridge, moving from City Hall in Manhattan to Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, where they met up with students from Brooklyn Technical High School.

Several dozen front-line medical workers were seen marching on York Avenue on the Upper East Side earlier Monday. The group chanted “black lives matter” as they moved toward New York Presbyterian Hospital.

For the second night in a row, there have been no arrests so far.

It is unclear what time the marches will end, as this is the first weekday without an 8 p.m. curfew in the city.