Local citizens marched in surprisingly large numbers in Lambertville and New Hope Saturday against what they see as anti-Muslim views under the guise of “March Against Sharia” protests around the country.
The Lambertville New Hope Indivisible Love thy Neighbor Walk began at the Phillip Pattore Justice Center at 25 S. Union St. at 1 p.m., and another line of marchers joined in from North Union Street at Bridge Street. The group crossed the free bridge to New Hope, and proceeded south on South Main Street.
Participants kept to the sidewalks in order to avoid interfering with the bustling Saturday crowds, say organizers.
“The Love Thy Neighbor Walk has been created to directly counter the anti-Muslim marches planned for this Saturday,” explained organizer Doug Graiver earlier this week. “Indivisible Lambertville New Hope is marching to counter the intolerance and scapegoating that is happening currently in our country.”