During protests organized by the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN), demonstrators unfurled a 65-foot banner in front of the Brooklyn Museum. Photo by Isaac Kaplan.
At the first demonstration, protestors from a number of activist groups, some congregating as early as 7:30 AM, braved the chilly morning to relay a clear, angry, and comprehensive anti-gentrification message, one that touched on everything from affordable housing (“Affordable for who?” was a frequent refrain) to community gardens. The tensions and shifting demographics of Prospect Heights, where the museum is located, were evident: amid chants of “Fight Fight Fight—housing is a human right,” moms in exercise clothes pushed strollers by while summit participants hurried into the museum.
Imani Henry speaking at the protests at the Brooklyn Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 17th. Photo by Isaac Kaplan.
A tent created by Not An Alternative on view during BAN’s protest in front of the Brooklyn Museum. Photo by Isaac Kaplan.
The “Double Crossing Brooklyn” protest at the Brooklyn Museum. Photo by Isaac Kaplan.
“Frida Kahlo” of the Guerrila Girls unloading furniture from a U-Haul as a part of the protests.