Tuesday, December 29, 2009- gruntig.net
NEW SQUARE – Police say five men were arrested and charged with trespassing Monday after refusing to leave a Washington Avenue synagogue and yeshiva. The men, along with hundreds of other residents, had gathered outside the synagogue to protest some leaders of the Hasidic community in New Square.
A few protesters who did not reveal their identities before speaking to News 12 say the demonstrations are against the alleged “terror” they face from so-called extremist leaders. The protesters say leaders have restricted who can worship with them and other aspects of daily life.
One man says the leaders impress upon residents who to vote for and watch people behind the curtain in the voting booth.
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From the author: “In an attempt to silence the opponents, the security personal came 45 minutes earlier than scheduled, when the yeshiva was full with students some of them still learning. Right behind them was the police. They hand-picked 8 yeshiva boys between ages of 17-20 from the crowd while leaving the building. Some of them weren’t even told to leave. This was a shameful act of the so-called community leaders in new square, playing the legal system for their own personal gain. And the police department should have known better. Shame on you! When you decide you are stupidly chasing the FBI out, and when it’s for your own personal gain you call the cops to arrest innocent yeshiva boys for no good reason! Do you know there are plenty of reasons to lock some of you people behind bars for years?”
We here in Crown Heights are also sick and tired of people like Chanina Sperlin, Yankle Spritzer, Yossi Stern and the whole gang of thugs terrorizing, intimidating and in many cases having us arrested for simply not complying to your rule of law. We never choose you as our leaders, STOP telling us who and how we must vote. STOP representing yourself as our leaders to politicians and STOP using this self made leadership to have us good, family, hard working residents arrested and prosecuted. The people have spoken, your not wanted and your not loved. Why are you still trying to impose yourself on us?