All day rallies protest Staten Island hate crimes

 

So today, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and others are rallying morning, noon and night against the recent spate of alleged hate crimes to plague the borough.


Share The focal point of "Take Back Your Right" was the White Castle restaurant on Bay Street, Stapleton, where a gay couple was attacked on July 7 at 2:30 a.m. by a large group of black youths after one of the assailants uttered a homophobic slur, authorities said.


"Staten Island is a close-knit community and we’re not going to let a bunch of thugs get away with it," said state Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore) during a-late morning rally in which a healing garden of lavender and purple chrysanthemums was planted in a corner of the parking lot.


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