NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Crowds gathered in Tompkins Square Park on Saturday for the fifth annual rally against street harassment, hosted by Hollaback!
One attendee told 1010 WINS’ Darius Radzius he sees it happen all the time — women catcalled and harassed on city streets.READ MORE: Dr. Fauci Says He 'Would Not Be Surprised' If Omicron COVID Variant Is Already In U.S.
“I don’t know, they just say whatever comes to their minds about what they see in front of them,” the man, named Dan, said.
He even admitted making comments of his own when he was younger.READ MORE: New York State Trooper Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle On RFK Bridge
But many at the rally believe it’s not OK.
“I’m hoping that today people walking by or people who are just sitting on the benches kind of not directly involved but hearing the words that are being said, and hearing the music, and seeing the council members here — that they’re going to be intrigued and want to get involved in the fight to end street harassment,” one woman said.MORE NEWS: World's Largest Menorah Lit In New York City To Mark Start Of Chanukah
New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray addressed the crowd, saying no one should be harassed in public spaces.