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Deliveristas, representing their home country of Mexico, prepare to make their way downtown

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(Photo by Jasmine Fernandez for NY City Lens) While a rainstorm took hold of Times Square on Wednesday afternoon, so did New York City delivery workers, turning it into a sea of bikes, handmade signs demanding justice, and flags of their home countries — for many, Mexico and Guatemala. Many also paid tribute to one of their own, who was fatally shot while on the job in East Harlem three weeks ago. “Justice for Francisco Villalva Vitinio,” one banner read — beneath it, the word “crime,” with a red “no” sign spray painted across it. He was 29. Hundreds of...

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