New York City plans to dole out $21,500 each to 2020 Black Lives Matter protesters

New York City is planning to compensate protesters from a 2020 demonstration following George Floyd’s death with $21,500 each in a new settlement.

In the proposed settlement, the city has agreed to pay $21,500 to each member of the class-action suit, plus an additional $2,500 to those who were issued “Desk Appearance Tickets.”

If it is approved by a judge, the settlement could amount to an estimated $4 million to $6 million. There were reportedly around 300 people in attendance at the protest, and roughly 90 have already settled with the city regarding alternative complaints.

The class-action suit participants alleged “violations of their rights under the First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments” stemming from a June 4, 2020, protest, when police allegedly boxed demonstrators in.