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Brooklyn celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 19, 2016

Rather than stay home and keep warm on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, about 200 Brooklynites braved frigid temperatures and icy winds of sufficient magnitude to warrant an advisory from City Hall to rally and march through the streets of Bay Ridge on Monday. The participants marched in support of their Muslim neighbors in an area that has become New York City’s largest Muslim-populated neighborhood.

 

Kids wielding signs gaily decorated with hearts and messages of conciliation — many crafted the day before under the supervision of noted local artists such as Tamara Zahaykevich — marched with their parents behind the ecumenical leadership of Reverend Khader N. El-Yateem, Dr. Ahmad Jaber of the Arab American Association of New York, Rabbi Jeffrey Marker and Rev. Robert Emerick of the Bay Ridge United Methodist Church.

 

Read the full article from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle