Rally In Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn
Rev. Dimas Salaberrios of the Infinity New York Church said at the rally, "Churches need to be able to worship and rent space in schools just like any other organization. The Mayor is discriminating against the faith community and it's harmful to the city." Salaberrios said that poor neighborhoods with church activities in facilities rented from schools showed a decrease in crime.
"The Mayor wanted everybody out February 12; now we have till the end of the school year," he said.
Following the march over the bridge, participants marched to City Hall Park for a concert.
UPDATE: More at the Brooklyn Eagle.
- More on topic from a similar march in January.
- The church groups have set up a webpage at righttoworship.com
- Earlier article about the issue in the New York Times
Photos by MK Metz
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