#Nassau County residents block George Floyd protesters during march

Nassau County residents block George Floyd protesters during march

June 3, 2020 | 1:42pm | Updated June 3, 2020 | 2:05pm

A group of Nassau County residents refused to let George Floyd protesters march through their neighborhood Tuesday — causing a nearly hour-long standoff that involved the police.

Video taken by News 12 reporter Shari Einhorn shows a few dozen residents, including two draped in American flags, in Merrick pointing and shouting at the protesters, “You’re not coming this way!” and “Go west!”

Another woman yells, “Get them the hell out of here!”

The residents, who were convened along Merrick Road, didn’t want to let the protesters through because of social media posts that suggested the demonstration could turn violent, News 12 reported.

Nassau County cops blocked the protesters from continuing, saying it was over safety issues.

Police then spent close to an hour figuring out what to do — before ultimately letting the protesters walk down about four blocks and then making them turn around.

No violence or arrests occurred, News 12 said.


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