On Tuesday, protesters outside City Hall in Rochester, New York, replaced the American flag with Black Lives Matter and LGBT flags, as they demanded resignations from top city officials, including Democrat Mayor Lovely Warren.
At-times violent protesting and rioting have broken out in the city over the death of Daniel Prude, a black male who died back in March, about a week after an interaction with the Rochester Police Department (RPD).
“Protesters started at the Public Safety Building and then marched to City Hall. They’re now sitting and blocking the doors of City Hall,” Spectrum News journalist Brianna Hamblin reported Tuesday. “Protesters have replaced two flags at City Hall with a BLM flag and a LGBTQ flag.”
— Brianna Hamblin (@BriReports) September 15, 2020
Following the American flag’s removal, one Rochester elder pushed back, emphasizing the importance