Update on April 18th Rally: Unity, Solidarity, and Peace – STARI (Stand Together Against Racism & Islamophobia)

The WNY Peace Center, with the collaboration of many groups and organizations, did a fantastic job! The actions in front of First Niagara Center on Monday were a fabulous success. We celebrated peace, unity, and solidarity with a diverse crowd of about 1,000.  There was music, laughter, and good vibes all around.

A number of sources have reported that approximately 2-6 people were arrested.

The event was peaceful because we brought peace with us.  Although counter-supporters tried to create conflict, they couldn’t get the response they wanted. 

“We are peace. We advocated for it and we lived it.” – Buffalo Peace Rally Facebook Group

Thanks to all of those who participated in this historical event.