Monday, December 28, 2009

Ok, what the hell happened in New Square last night?

From the Journal News:

NEW SQUARE — Ramapo police Sunday night responded a call reporting a mob of about 500 people at the intersection of Bush Lane and Clinton Lane.

At about 9:30 p.m., the crowd gathered as an unorganized protest about a conflict within the community, police said

The Clarkstown and Spring Valley police departments as well as Rockland County Sheriff's Department also responded to the scene to assist with crowd and traffic control.

The crowd eventually dispersed. No property damage or injuries was reported.

No arrests were made as a result of the incident.

Police did not release further information about the nature of the protest and community members could not be reached.

Video of a mob of New Square Hasidim screaming things in Yiddish, and, in English: STOP THE TERROR NOW and GO BACK TO KJ @ about 5:30 someone tells a woman (perhaps a cop?) that the demonstration has something to do with someone who "didn't follow the rules, and is now being "bullied" out of New Square. He adds that it will be peaceful until "maybe tonight they'll come back and slash some tires."

According to the titles on the video and the YouTube side matter, rank and file New Square Hasidim rose up to object to the bullying, and to defend the right of their neighbor to remain in New Square. Way to go rank and file New Square Hasidim!!

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