Tuesday, December 29, 2009

5 Arrested at New Square Protest

NEW SQUARE - Police say five men were arrested and charged with trespassing Monday after refusing to leave a Washington Avenue synagogue and yeshiva. The men, along with hundreds of other residents, had gathered outside the synagogue to protest some leaders of the Hasidic community in New Square.

A few protesters who did not reveal their identities before speaking to News 12 say the demonstrations are against the alleged "terror" they face from so-called extremist leaders. The protesters say leaders have restricted who can worship with them and other aspects of daily life.

One man says the leaders impress upon residents who to vote for and watch people behind the curtain in the voting booth.

Click here to view the video mentioned in the news cast.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These news people dont understand and never will!!