Black Live Matter protesters and others are planning to demonstrate outside the headquarters of a New York City law firm that specializes in representing people with disabilities.
The rally is scheduled for Wednesday evening at the building where the firm’s headquarters are located.
Black Live Life, a coalition of people who live with physical disabilities, plans to join the demonstration at 7 p.m. at the headquarters, according to a statement from the group.
Black Lives Matter also has protested at several offices in New York, including the offices of the city’s Democratic governor and Democratic-appointed city attorney.
The protest will be in front of the law firm’s offices, where protesters will also march and distribute flyers, according, the group said.
Black lives matter activists also are planning protests at other locations, including one in downtown Brooklyn, the statement said.
Black Lives Matter protesters protest at the New York offices of a law firm on Oct. 27.
(Melina Mara/The Washington Post) The group plans to hold a news conference at 5 p.l.m., the group says.
“Black Lives Matters protesters have already begun to demonstrate at a number of locations around the country in response to police killings of people with mental illnesses and other forms of injustice,” the statement says.
“These demonstrations are being organized and coordinated by people who have been calling for a new civil rights movement for years.”
The Black Lives Matters protests have been linked to the Black Lives Day movement, a day on Oct 1, that has been held annually since the year 2000.
Black people in the United States and other countries have held similar protests in recent years, but the Black Live Movement has been especially focused on targeting the police and law enforcement in recent months.
The statement says Black Lives Lives Matter demonstrators will also gather outside the offices to voice their support for Black people, saying the protests will be an important part of Black Lives Week, which runs through Tuesday.
The protests are also a chance for protesters to call attention to the lack of representation of people of color in the U.S. justice system, the rally organizer, Alicia Garza, said in a statement.
Garza is the president of the National Action Network, a Black Lives Movement organization that also seeks to improve the lives of Black people and others.
Some activists say Black Lives matters activism has increased since the Trump administration, which has said the protests were motivated by politics.
White Lives Matter activists and supporters are gathering in Philadelphia and Chicago to protest the Trump Administration’s actions, as well as protests in Washington, D.C., and at other sites.