Millions March NYC, an anti-police violence group that started two years ago during the "I can't breathe" protests, gathered outside City Hall on Monday demanding changes.
The group listed its demand on a Facebook event: Fire NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and end his broken windows policing, reparations for victims and survivors of “police brutality from the NYPD budget” and “defund NYPD’s $5.5 billion annual budget & reinvest into Black & Brown communities.”
Bratton announced on July 25 that he plans to resign by the end of next year.
"He needs to go now," organizer Vienna Rye said. "So many black and brown people are in [jail at] Rikers because they didn't have $2.75 in subway fare. Meanwhile killer cops are on paid leave."
The protests come as the two-year anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri, draws closer.