Monday, October 3, 2011

Brooklyn Bridge: Thousands Of United Way Volunteers Protest Cuts in Health, Education and Income

The Occupy Wall Street protesters weren't the only group to march over the Brooklyn Bridge and rally in Cadman Plaza Park this past weekend.

Roughly 3,500 marchers joined in the United Way Brooklyn Bridge March Saturday to bring attention to drastic budget cuts in health and education and growing disparities in income.

United Way says one fifth of all New Yorkers live below the poverty line, and thousands of children lack access to basic preventive and primary health care.

After marching across the bridge, a volunteer festival was held in Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn.
More at United Way.

Photos by MK Metz

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