Mayor, residents show support for police with rally in Suffern

The rally started with words from a few keynote speakers, including Suffern Mayor Ed Markunas.

News 12 Staff

Jul 12, 2020, 9:06 PM

Updated 1,413 days ago

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Hundreds gathered in the Village of Suffern Sunday afternoon for a peaceful rally to show support for police officers.The rally started with words from a few keynote speakers, including Suffern Mayor Ed Markunas.
Participants also gave the pledge of allegiance, sang the national anthem and observed a moment of silence for fallen police officers.
The group then took to the streets for a peaceful march, waving flags and holding signs to show their support.
"With everything that's going on, how police are being ambushed and vilified, I felt that I couldn't sit any longer and just watch and do nothing about it. So I decided the only thing we can do is show support, show them that we can and that we have their back," says rally organizer Izzy Landau.
The rally wrapped up outside the police station, where Mayor Markunas painted a blue line on the street.
"We have to maintain law and order and the blue line will serve as a reminder to not only the residents, but to the police officers that serve our community as they drive in and out of this police station, that they recognize that they have support from our community and the leadership," says Markunas. 
 


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