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The solidarity march in New York
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The solidarity march in New York

Thousands in New York solidarity march against anti-Semitism

The solidarity march, organized by the JCR-NY, is a response to the recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks across the U.S.; Mayor de Blasio: 'attack on Jewish community is an attack on all New Yorkers'

Itamar Eichner |
Published: 01.05.20 , 19:41
Tens of thousands of people, both Jewish and non-Jewish, turned out Sunday for a march in New York City against anti-Semitism and hate, titled "No Hate. No Fear."
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  • Among those present were New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, senators, members of Congress and leaders of the U.S. Jewish community.
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    The solidarity march in New York
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    The mass march crossed the Brooklyn Bridge, on its way to a central rally in Columbus Square.
    The solidarity march was organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York in response to the recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks across the United States.
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    Last Sunday, five people were stabbed during a Hanukkah party in the New York State town of Monsey.
    The attacker, Grafton Thomas, was indicted on six attempts of murder charges, including hate crime.
    The FBI suspects that Grafton stabbed a Jewish man a month earlier in the city, leaving him badly hurt.
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    Following the wave of attacks, New York City Hall announced it would increase security in several predominately Jewish communities in Brooklyn, as well as at several Jewish religious and educational institutions in the borough.
    "An attack on our Jewish community is an attack on ALL New Yorkers," said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Twitter.
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