Present at the St. Saviour's rally yesterday were Councilman Tony Avella, citywide and boroughwide preservationists, the Queens press corps, about 35-40 townspeople and 6 police officers.
Notably absent were every elected official that represents the district - they didn't even send representatives or statements to be read. These include U.S. Rep Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Serphin Maltese, Assemblywoman Marge Markey and Councilman Dennis Gallagher.
Here are more photos from the Committee to Save St. Saviour's.
Work is expected to be shut down at the site through the weekend. In the meantime, Councilman Gallagher has been busy producing a mock flyer blaming the protesters for the impending demolition of the church. Can he get any lower than this?