May 20, 2012
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men gathered at Citi Field in Queens on Sunday for a meeting about the pitfalls of the Internet, and how to use technology in a religiously appropriate way.
Women were not attending the meeting because of gender separation rules, but they were able to watch the meeting on live broadcasts in several neighborhoods.
A spokesman for the meeting said it was not about banning the Internet, but about raising awareness of its dangers.
Tickets were so popular that organizers rented out nearby Arthur Ashe Stadium to handle the overflow.
Police said an appropriate number of officers were assigned to the event.
A counter-protest by formerly ultra-Orthodox men and women was also held outside Citi Field.