Via The NY Daily News:

The weeping widow, her eyes spilling tears and her heart filled with anguish, stood unsteadily where her hero husband was executed.

Pei Xia Chen, with her slain spouse’s parents and six other relatives, made a heartbreaking pilgrimage on Wednesday to the Brooklyn block that became a weekend killing ground.

Gut-wrenching moans of disbelief broke the eerie silence in Bedford-Stuyvesant before Chen knelt at the street memorial honoring her spouse Wenjian Liu, 32, and his NYPD partner Officer Rafael Ramos, 40.

The son of Officer Rafael Ramos also spoke to the press:

Meanwhile, protest groups rejected pleas from Mayor Bill de Blasio to hold off further protests until after the funerals this weekend:

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s attempts to soothe a city dismayed by the slaying of two officers were further rebuffed on Tuesday as protesters defied his call to suspend what have become regular demonstrations over excessive police force….

Answer Coalition, organizers of the march on 5th Avenue in midtown Manhattan, called the mayor’s demand to suspend protests an attempt to “chill” their speech.

“We’re showing that we are not going to allow other people control the narrative,” Eugene Puryear, a protest organizer, shouted through a megaphone. Protesters marched behind a large banner saying “Stop Racist Police Terror” as they passed by Christmas shoppers and the luxurious shop window displays.

Anti-Israel activists, who have tried to hijack the protests, have been particularly forceful in rejecting a halt to protests:

I’ll have a column in a major publication about the role played by anti-Israel activists, but I don’t want to jinx myself by telling you where and when.