The sounds of saws ripping through plywood and hammers being wielded to secure storefronts could be heard in Downtown Brooklyn and along Flatbush Avenue today.
It was a weekend of many peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, but Flatbush Avenue running through Fort Greene and Park Slope saw incidents of violence including police vehicles ramming protestors.
Graffiti was being cleaned up at the Apple Store at 300 Ashland Place, plywood was already in place at Atlantic Center Target store where protesters prevented looting and stacks of plywood were being delivered to CityPoint in Downtown Brooklyn.
Flatbush Avenue was busy with Brooklynites running errands and frequently stopping to take photos of the flurry of activity.
[Photos by Susan De Vries]
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