You can see the video where local politicians spoke out about this same issue at this location the following day here.
On this evening, at least one person was arrested. However, the number of police officers was disturbing to Curtis Sliwa, who you can see yelling at the police in a peaceful confrontation, demanding to know why there are is such a large police presence for a peaceful protest.
Thus far, even with protests occurring every night at this location by some members of the community, there has not been any violence. That includes violence against migrants, against one another, or against police.
Curtis demanded to know why the police are treating this community, which was the only community in all of NYC that stood with the officers during Black Lives Matter protests, as if they are the enemy. He also promises that the protests will continue every night until the migrant shelter is closed, and the community wants the building returned to the senior citizens that previously resided there.
See some of our previous coverage of these issues at the following links: Rep. Malliotakis joins Floyd Bennett Field hearing
Rep. Malliotakis hold press conference with 95 year old veteran forced to move out of Island Shores.
NYC Mayor holds town hall about migrant crisis
Curtis Sliwa direct action protest and arrest at Island Shores
The following article was released by Maria Sliwa regarding the protest. Photos follow the article.
NEW YORK: Outraged Staten Island residents took to the street Tuesday night to physically block the arrival of an MTA bus carrying asylum seekers to a former senior center and newly converted shelter — a move that Mayor Eric Adams called “ugly,” even as over 100,000 migrants have been shipped to the Big Apple since last year.
Wednesday night, Sliwa lead Staten Island protestors at the same location — Island Shores Senior Residences, 1111 Father Capodanno Blvd. at 6 PM
Protest and Civil Disobedience, Wednesday, September 20 at 6 PM at Island Shores Senior Residences, 1111 Father Capodanno Blvd., Midland Beach, Staten Island, NY
Watch Live-Stream at https://facebook.com/curtisliwa
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