BOSTON (CBS) – Hundreds of people attended a solidarity gathering in Arlington Monday night. The event was to show support for Rabbi Avi Bukiet.
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The message at Monday night’s gathering was that hate is not welcome in Arlington.
“We’re going to stand in solidarity and support each other,” said Terry Holt.READ MORE: Frates Family Kicks Off Ice Bucket Challenge Month
“Tonight is about getting people together to heal and then giving them the tools to move forward,” said Naomi Greenfield of the Arlington Human Rights Commission.
The rabbi said the strong show of support is giving him and his family strength.
“This is love, this is what friendship is this is what community is, I can’t thank everyone enough for making us feel safe as a family,” said Rabbi Avi Bukiet.MORE NEWS: 'I Was Terrified': Woman Fends Off Coyote In Provincetown With Stick, Saved By Nearby Fishermen
Police said there are no updates on the investigation.