Brooklynites Reach Out to Neighbors With Messages of Love at Weekend Rallies

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    Brooklynites took to the streets, parks and plazas over the weekend in response to the election. Residents with no connection to professional politics created Facebook pages and organized gatherings in their neighborhoods to reassure themselves and their neighbors of their safety and civil liberties. Love was a big theme.

    A sizable crowd of families with children gathered at Fort Greene Park’s Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument Saturday afternoon for what was billed as a “Candlelight Vigil for Hope and Human Kindness.” A small group displayed colorful signs at Grand Army Plaza Sunday morning. On Friday, Kensington’s Muslim Bangladeshi community and local politicians rallied at Avenue C Plaza.

    Here are some scenes from the events around Brooklyn:

    We attended a candle light vigil for hope and human kindness in Fort Greene Park earlier tonight. My six year old tried to understand the reason for it. (Trump) I ended up having to explain racism, god and religion. Not sure I did a good job. But we sure got a sense of community, hope and solidarity at this beautiful event. So many feelings.
    Candlelight vigil for love and human kindness

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