NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Demonstrators held an all-night candlelight vigil Sunday in hopes of saving Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn from closing.
Reverend Herbert Daughtry called the anticipated closing of the Bedford-Stuyvesant hospital a public health emergency.
“Those who are responsible for closing it have potentially shortened the lives of unnumbered people,” said Daughtry. “This hospital is so crucial in maintaining the health in this community.”
“We’re talking about lives that’s being lost, so we’re actually committing murder if we shut down this hospital,” one demonstrator said.