who have been molested in the ultra-Orthodox community.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews Fill Stadium for Rally on Internet
By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM May 20, 2012
It was an incongruous sight for a baseball stadium: tens of thousands of Orthodox Jewish men, all dressed in black suits and white shirts, streaming through the gates of Citi Field on Sunday, bearing not blue-and-orange Mets caps but tall, big-brimmed black hats.
Outside Citi Field, protesters held signs supporting young people who have been molested in the ultra-Orthodox community.
There was no ballgame scheduled — only a religious rally to discuss the dangers of the Internet.
More than 40,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews were expected to attend — a sellout in a season where the average attendance at a Mets game has been barely half that. The organizers had to rent Arthur Ashe Stadium nearby, with its additional 20,000 seats, to accommodate all the interested ticket buyers. READ MORE