New York City Honors NYPD Police Officers Killed, Landmarks Go Dark
On Tuesday night New York city honored slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos by dimming the lights of several city landmarks. Mayor Bill de Blasio also called for a pause in demonstrations and protests until the two officers killed Saturday could be laid to rest.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, there was a second NYPD shooting Sunday narrowly averted, and also reports of witnesses reportedly celebrating and laughing after the two officers were shot Saturday.
The protesters who have chosen to ignore the mayor’s request to suspend demonstrations temporarily will still have plenty of streetlights for their latest march, but they’ll also have little chance of avoiding the dimming of several city landmarks to honor slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.
— Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg) December 23, 2014
The Empire State Building dims its lights to honour the two fallen NYPD officer pic.twitter.com/sw1a0fZYv0
— Steven D’Souza (@cbcsteve) December 24, 2014
Christmas tree at 30 Rock goes dark at 9 pm in honor of slain NYPD officers pic.twitter.com/8ygmInt72T
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) December 24, 2014
The Empire State Building will honor the fallen officers again on Saturday night, when it will shine blue with a “siren” atop.
ESB will also be lit in blue w/ a siren in the halo on Saturday, December 27 to remember Officers Liu and Ramos #NYPD pic.twitter.com/K5qbuLSvmG — Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg) December 23, 2014
While the mayor has resquested for a moment of silence for the two NYPD officers, protests continue for the death of Eric Garner. “We’re protesting tonight, because the mayor specifically said not to,” 25-year-old Tarik Grand, of Brooklyn, told the Post. “They asked for a moment of silence for the cops, but not for [Eric] Garner.”
— Tracee Carrasco (@CarrascoTV) December 24, 2014
Pointed chants were yelled at NYPD officers, such as “How do you spell murderers? N-Y-P-D!” Another chant went “NYPD, KKK, how many kids did you kill today?” reported Fox News.
While some of the chants by protesters were inflammatory, some protesters had some remorse over the deaths of the slain NYPD officers Liu and Ramos.
“Personally, I feel it was horrible what happened to the police officers,” Rutgers University student Frangy Pozo told the Post. “We’re not saying we’re against them. [But] just because they died shouldn’t slow us down.”