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The regional director of the Anti-Defamation League is criticizing the group of  protesters who disrupted Thursday’s forum at Newton City Hall about prejudice and  discrimination.

“It is not a competition to determine which type of hatred is the worst,” Robert Trestan told the Globe. “The goal is to eliminate all forms of hate and bigotry from Newton schools.”

But in the same article, Charles Jacobs, the leader of the group of protesters which heckled an African-American mom and shouted down the superintendent of schools, said  the calls for tolerance by Mayor Warren, students and other speakers was ‘nonsense.’

“Love your enemies? Let’s all be nice? We are all potential victims of human hatred? This is just silly, contentless psychobabble.”

Read Ellen Ishkanian’s earlier story here.







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