Thousands turn out in New York City to march against anti-Semitism

by Daniel Payne · Jan 6th, 2020 2:57 pm

Thousands of New Yorkers turned out on Sunday for a march in support of the city's Jewish residents, a show of solidarity after a series of anti-Semitic attacks have rocked the city and the state.

The interfaith activist event, which was sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, began in Manhattan before proceeding across the Brooklyn Bridge and ending at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn. Numerous prominent New York politicians, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), were present.

Both New York City and New York state have witnessed a rash of anti-Jewish crimes in recent weeks. Most recently, in an act of apparent domestic terrorism, a man burst into the home of a rabbi during a Hanukkah celebration and wounded multiple Jewish individuals with a machete. A "guardian angel" watchdog group has pledged to patrol Brooklyn Jewish neighborhoods in the wake of numerous attacks in the city.


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