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Protest Planned in Crown Heights Today

Crown Heights residents were notified to be careful as a protest over the death of George Floyd will be marching in the Crown Heights area on Wednesday. Update: 1000 orderly protesters left Crown Heights and are headed towards Williamsburg. Full Story

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Stores
June 3, 2020 12:55 pm

Stores should be on high Alert & if approaching to be able to quickly Close & Lock their Store Gates.

They need to close at 3pm tonight
Reply to  Stores
June 3, 2020 1:14 pm

We are living in so difficult times

If the protests are peaceful
June 3, 2020 1:16 pm

we should join! It’s a good and just cause, one that we often dismiss. It would be a very correct thing to do for Jews to visibly join in this protest

Thoughtful idea
Reply to  If the protests are peaceful
June 3, 2020 7:41 pm

The first time the protesters passed by and all the bochurim were standing to protect 770 – i thought i could even hear them protest ” we want ….. MOSHIACH NOW!”

Yes yes and yes
Reply to  If the protests are peaceful
June 3, 2020 8:33 pm

And it would mean a lot to jews of color. It would be a beautiful kiddush Hashem to show that jews don’t support racism. It would be the perfect opportunity to make a change in our relationship with our black neighbors! Yes !

When?
June 3, 2020 1:23 pm

Can you imagine protesters being told: “If you’re planning to march through Crown Heights be careful. We can’t vouch for your safety”….

Gates
June 3, 2020 1:29 pm

Or to Close and Lock the Gates for all CH Stores by 3pm regardless, Better to be safe than sorry,
As well the Stores that don’t have gates, and only have Glass (which those stores are a much easier target) should definitely have people standing guard outside etc

Maybe
June 3, 2020 1:29 pm

We can also go and show support?! Imagine how that would be accepted? We all want racism to end. And hello there will be no violence.

Beautiful
Reply to  Maybe
June 3, 2020 8:34 pm

It is so refreshing to read this.

Doubt that anything will happen
June 3, 2020 1:34 pm

Crown Heights is already known as a sensitive place since
the riots.

Protest for what?
June 3, 2020 1:34 pm

Is there really that many people that are educated on the circumstance and are protesting because of their ideals they are so upset was abused?
Do they even know his name?

Rain
June 3, 2020 1:50 pm

Thank God it’s Raining…

let it pour on their heads
June 3, 2020 1:54 pm

enough is enough. black lives matter well all lives matter in my book….and there is nothing that justifies what has been going on…nothing at all

Cajun chosid
June 3, 2020 1:55 pm

How about protecting store instead of running? Owners have the right to be armed on their business premises.

Guns guns guns
June 3, 2020 2:02 pm

we need to have them to protect ourselves

#shmirafan
June 3, 2020 2:13 pm

Shmira for the rescue

Delphine Kaplan-Klayminc
June 3, 2020 2:15 pm

Last night the protests were not violent, they were peaceful as were the protest that marched down Eastern Parkway 2 nights ago. It would be wonderful to see some support from the Chabad community at the protest. The violence is coming from rogue groups that have nothing to do with the murder of George Floyd. Remain cautious but please do not spread fear. Show love and support instead. Thank you.

Terrifying
June 3, 2020 2:18 pm

This is scary to a lot of people here. And worst of all it’s being done by progressives who claim to be sympathetic to minorities. Obviously frum Jews and all the anti-Semitism we’ve experienced here in Crown Heights don’t matter to them at all.

Yup
Reply to  Terrifying
June 4, 2020 12:12 am

Thanks for not forgetting the pain we endured this year

Delphine Kaplan-Klayminc
June 3, 2020 2:23 pm

You speak only negatively about the protests instead of understanding and communicating why these protests have come about. As a jewish person living here, this is very disappointing, The vast majority have been peaceful and the cause is incredibly justified. The Chabad community always has incredible police protection which is justified. This man was did not only not have protection he was callously murdered by a system that is supposed to protect citizens not murder them for the suspicion of a 20.00 counterfeit bill. Should you not be standing up for the commandment DO NOT MURDER. Please open your minds… Read more »

Shoshana Hahn
Reply to  Delphine Kaplan-Klayminc
June 3, 2020 8:50 pm

I truly thank you for that beautiful comment. I wish more people would agree with you. As a black Jewish woman, your comment really warms my heart. I totally agree that it’s time for a change in our neighborhood, and now is the perfect opportunity. I hope as many people as possible will take that opportunity and open their minds and hearts.

YAKNAHAZ
June 3, 2020 3:17 pm

CLOSE THE STORES NOW IMMEDIATELY!

Peaceful
June 3, 2020 5:40 pm

How is blocking off traffic considered peaceful. Ohh because they didn’t loot or destroy property? BLM so need for a permit.

Maybe because
Reply to  Peaceful
June 3, 2020 8:47 pm

That’s what protesting is. It is supposed to disturb people so they can pay attention to the cause. Every protest consists of blocking traffic or a building..

Response from a Chabad Rav
June 4, 2020 1:07 am

A Chabad Rav known for answering complicated shilahs of shluchim said:

1. It is completely halachically forbidden for a from Jew to participate in such public protests

2. It is Biblically forbidden for a Jew kneel in connection with any of the public demonstrations

3. All things considered, a Jews response to the events and protests should be only to be on guard for ones safety, the safety of his family and the safety of his property

Ben Shapiro on black lives matter and victims
June 4, 2020 12:10 pm

Black lives: In a nutshell, he was pointing out that when you say “black lives” matter, this insinuates that there is a segment of society that feel that black lives don’t matter; that blacks are expendable. So, right or wrong, this is the impression they get of how the police, whites, and capitalists feel about them. Therefore they feel outraged. But, no way was Ben supporting violence. In fact, the communities that had riots suffered in the aftermath. Victims: If you are successful, have a decent living, live in a thriving, safe community, etc., then you are not a victim.… Read more »

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