Thousands expected to march Brooklyn Bridge protesting anti-Semitic attacks

NYPD investigates anti-Semitic attacks
Posted at 2:48 PM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-05 08:01:57-05

NEW YORK — Thousands of people are expected to march across the Brooklyn Bridge Sunday in support of New York’s Jewish community following the recent increase in anti-Semitic attacks

The “No Hate. No Fear” solidarity march will begin at 11 a.m. and starts off at Foley Square in Manhattan then cross the bridge to end at Brooklyn for a rally at Cadman Plaza.

The event comes after last weekend’s stabbing attack at a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey.

Grafton Thomas is accused of violently attacking several people inside a rabbi’s Rockland County home as they were taking part in Hanukkah festivities. At least six people were stabbed.

Thomas, 37, was indicted on six counts of attempted murder, three counts of first degree assault, and two counts of first degree burglary, Rockland County District Attorney announced Friday.

Since the Monsey incident, the NYPD and local officials announced plans to combat the increase in anti-Semitic attacks, including additional police officers on patrol, neighborhood coalitions being formed and added curriculums on hate crimes at New York City schools.

For more information on the march, visit the UJA-Federation of New York's website.