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Anti-hate groups rally following string of hate-filled incidents in the Hudson Valley

About a dozen anti-hate groups and community members rallied Wednesday evening in White Plains following a string of hate-filled incidents in the Hudson Valley over the last few months.

Jonathan Gordon

Jun 15, 2022, 9:14 PM

Updated 734 days ago

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About a dozen anti-hate groups and community members rallied Wednesday evening in White Plains following a string of hate-filled incidents in the Hudson Valley over the last few months.
People at the rally in front of the Westchester County Courthouse said they are taking a stand against hate and want Westchester and the rest of the Hudson Valley to be a safe place for everyone.
This rally follows several hate crimes in the Hudson Valley this last week alone.
Last week, Yorktown police charged four teens for allegedly spray-painting racist and antisemitic vandalism under a bridge.
Two incidents in Newburgh are also capturing negative attention, including a group of Newburgh school employees under fire for racist posts and comments on Facebook about a Black student's hair.
A Newburgh man was charged with a hate crime for making racial slurs and threatening a Black man and his son with a knife over the weekend in an incident captured on video.
People at the rally say something has to change.
"We will stand in solidarity with those who are experiencing harm or trauma because of rising hate, and we will take action to protect our neighbors," said the Rev. Doris Dalton, chair of the Westchester Human Rights Commission.


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