Pin It

Protestors decry racial incident 

click to enlarge Alex Hare hugs family friend Mbele Badawi at the rally on Thursday evening. - PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK

A group of about 20 area parents, residents, and students held a rally at Barnard Park in Greece yesterday to bring attention to racism and bullying.

Supporters of Alex Hare, 16, gathered at the park and marched to the home of Nicholas Robare, 18, who was recently charged by the Greece Police Department with aggravated harassment.

The charges stem from a video that Robare allegedly posted to Facebook that showed a burning article of clothing. The video contains verbal threats and racial slurs directed at Hare.

Robare is white and Hare is black.

 "We've got to talk about what's wrong with bullying," Rochester activist Howard Eagle said. "We've got to talk about what's wrong with racism."


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Browse Listings

Submit an event

It’s Magic, Of Course! @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

Magician Ted Burzynski entertains with his tricks of illusion. For families with...

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake @ Tinseltown Gates

Zombie Contest @ Nashvilles

Zombie Contest @ Nashvilles

DMon Production (Professional Makeup for Movies) will, be judging. Plus Live Radio...

View all of today's events »

This Week's Issue

Cover Story:
The fate of Parcel 5
What’s going to happen to Parcel 5? And when? read more ...

Tweets @RocCityNews

© 2018 City Newspaper.

Website powered by Foundation.