Signs and photos torn down from BLM Memorial in Carl Schurz Park/Upper East Site Hate-Filled Vandals Tear Down UES Black Lives Matter Memorial Three Nights in a Row by Upper East Site Staff December 9, 2021, 11:36 am 1 Comment MANHATTAN - For 469 days, a memorial that pays tribute to victims of police violence has stood at the East 86th Street entrance to Carl Schurz Park— but the display, which includes messages, photos and details on the Black lives lost and rememberedAlready a subscriber? Log in here. Continue reading with an Upper East Site subscription. Read More Comments are closed. One Comment Expand All Collapse All Sort by Newest Oldest I am grateful for this article, I think it is important to note that many people who upkeep the vigil support defunding or abolishing the police and do not support NYPD assistance in vigil defense. The vigil is a place to remember Black lives lost to police violence, systemic racism and the many Black trans lives lost to violence each year – 50 so far this year and that number is greatly under reported. I hope park goers enjoying the tree pause to remember the families of the Black victims in the photographs on the vigil and take a moment to be grateful that can celebrate this year.