Supporters of the NYPD are holding a pro-police rally on Staten Island on Sept. 27 to counter Rev. Al Sharpton’s march there last month that protested the chokehold death of Eric Garner, reported the NY Post.
The rally, organized by a group calling itself Citizens in Support for All Law Enforcement Agencies, will take place at the Dolphin Circle at Father Capodanno Boulevard and Sand Lane in South Beach, from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
“It seems our country and city have lost sight of the values that made this country great,” said the flier that’s being distributed across Staten Island. Those American “values” the flier is referring to are not things such as equal rights or justice for all of America’s citizens.
“It seems many people have lost their appreciation and respect for our law-enforcement officers who put their hearts and lives on the line every day,” says the flier.
“The rally is to show there is another side and that people want to show support for the police,” said one of the rally’s organizers. “It’s pro-police rather than anti-anything.”