Bhalla promotes Hoboken virtual prayer vigil over in-person George Floyd protest due to COVID-19

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While Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla won’t try and curb anybody’s right to peacefully protest, he is expressing a preference to participate in a virtual prayer vigil this week over an in-person George Floyd protest scheduled for Friday due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

” … In furtherance of our efforts to find the best and most safe way possible that meets the needs of two crises occurring at the same time, I have been in touch with our Interfaith Clergy, who will be hosting a ‘Hoboken Virtual Interfaith Clergy Vigil’ where Hoboken residents will be able to participate live and online,” Bhalla wrote in a Facebook post.

The virtual vigil will take place on Thursday, June 4th, at 5 p.m. and will stream on the Hoboken Clergy Coalition’s Facebook page.

Nevertheless, a protest is scheduled for the following day between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Maxwell Place Park. The event is being promoted by a group known as Allies 4 Justice.

A poster for the event uses the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag and to wear face masks, bring posters, and be aware that pictures will be taken.

“I expressed my solidarity with the movement for racial justice, and we discussed our joint desire for this to be a peaceful and non-violent protest … From speaking to the organizers, we also expect the vast majority of participants will attend the protest for its intended purpose – to protest the murder of George Floyd and racial injustice,” Bhalla continued, commending the police department’s efforts in planning.

“However, I am also concerned this event cannot be socially distant, as we have seen in other parts of the country, and may expose attendees to a risk of danger from individuals who may attend for reasons that are improper – despite the best intentions of the organizers of this protest.”

Bhalla concluded that “I cannot offer you advice” on whether or not to participate, but urged everyone to make an educated decision.

The first protest over George Floyd’s death was in Jersey City yesterday, marching about a mile-and-a-half in Greenville, culminating in speeches at the local police precinct.

The event went off without a hitch, with hundreds demonstrating peacefully: no arrests or acts of violence took place.

10 COMMENTS

  1. I get my news from Hoboken Horse.

    Here’s what HE says:

    RavisRiots – Some say Ravi and Bromar know this group and invited them so Ravi could be on national news.

    BhallaLeftWingAgenda – This is the Democrats wishing to hurt Trump by burning our city down.
    The ashes will be on Ravi’s hands.

    Ravi’sSuperStorm – Ravi will love walking the ruins of shops on Washington Street if it means national attention.

    He wants his Superstorm Sandy

    Trump stands before a Church and the left is outraged, meanwhile businesses are being burned and Hobojen City Hall and little factions within the Hoboken democrats are inviting this left wing group. How else would they target the most expensive neighborhood and Ravi’s # 1 Opposition Tiffany Fisher’s Ward. Seems to me This has Bhalla/Vijay/Bromar written all over it. Just one gal’s truth.
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    There you have it. Ravi is hoping for a riot that destroys the city. You can trust Hoboken Horse! He wouldn’t make all of that up! That would be racist. Don’t worry. He’s got the facts to back it up. He’ll show you all!

    http://www.hobokenhorse.com/2020/06/why-is-hoboken-girl-inviting-protest.html#idc-container

      • Wrong! Hoboken Horse writes all the comments on Hoboken Horse except the ones that come from that Mr Domain guy who sounds lost. That way Hoboken Horse can get the truth out about the Chinese Communist Virus and George Soros and Ravi trying to have a riot in Hoboken while promoting Trump tear gassing people to go to a church. Hoboken Horse only gives you facts. He will back up the facts about Ravi wanting a riot later. That will make his #1 fan Tiffanie Fisher happy!

    • Hoboken Horse has PROOF and will produce it later. Hoboken Horse says Ravi is working with a jewish financier to destroy Tiffanie Fisher’s neighborhood. That is his goal! Hoboken Horse wouldn’t say that if it wasn’t true because he’s not a racist. Tiffanie Fisher is his #1 fan. She wouldn’t associate with someone who makes things up! MSVanon forever!

      He has proof! Ravi, his jewish financier friends, antifa and BLM are targeting Tiffanie Fisher!

      “Factions within the Hoboken democrats are inviting this left wing group. How else would they target the most expensive neighborhood and Ravi’s # 1 Opposition Tiffany Fisher’s Ward. Seems to me This has Bhalla/Vijay/Bromar written all over it.”

    • Yes it’s the best! It’s better than Qanon which hasn’t done as good a job of promoting HCQ or the latest rumors about a certain jewish billionaire who is helping Ravi bring a race riot to Hoboken so Ravi can get on national TV. Face it Qanon has become too mainstream. If you want extreme news you need Hoboken Horse, Don’t believe me. Believe #1 fan Tiffanie Fisher!

      • A Ravibot is going Qrazy. All cuz Ravi got called out for contradicting science during the lockdown with the virus to host a Soros backed protest. Hoboken Horse exposed Ravi badly.

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