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:
— Faiza N. Ali (@faiza_n_ali) November 11, 2016
— Douglas Schneider (@dmsarad) November 11, 2016
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