NYC monument for COVID-19 essential workers met with backlash

A planned Lower Manhattan monument to honor essential workers who fought on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic was met with a protest on Saturday.

A group of New Yorkers gathered near the construction site in Battery Park City in the hopes of saving the green space set to be replaced by the “Circle of Heroes,” according to NBC 4.

The demonstrators are upset that there were no public meetings or hearings about the plans to chop down trees and pave over grass in order to build the concrete structure, the report said.

“These trees, this green space, it’s the largest green space south of Central Park,” Tristan Snell,

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