A crowd of hundreds of police supporters marched through neighborhood streets in the Staten Island borough of New York City on Saturday to show their support for the NYPD in response to anti-police protests taking place across the country.
The following day, according to LoHud.com, the following day roughly 1,000 pro-police demonstrators gathered in Suffern—a village on the west side of the Hudson River near the New Jersey border—to demonstrate their support for law enforcement.
The demonstrations—which were unrelated and not coordinated, according to reports—were in response to calls across the country to "defund the police."
In New York City, elected officials have already approved a cut the NYPD’s budget by more than $1 billion.
Organizers of both events said to reporters that they believe that funding for police departments should be increased, not cut.