Demonstrators held a rally at Liberty State Park on Saturday to demand protection for the state park from privatization. Behind the rally was a counter-protest organized by a group called Liberty State Park For All, to voice support for recreation in the park and “to increase awareness about the broken promises of Liberty State Park and amplify Jersey City’s community voices,” according to the group.

Against the backdrop of the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline, and counter-protesters nearby, the rally, organized by the Friends of Liberty State Park, had multiple officials and organizers speaking to a crowd at Flag Plaza.


Photo Credit: Mark Koosau


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