Rev. Al Sharpton held a prayer vigil on Tuesday evening in support of Manhattan's newly-elected district attorney, Alvin Bragg, following a death threat he received earlier this week. The vigil was attended by community leaders and activists who came together to show their solidarity with Bragg.
The death threat against Bragg comes amidst growing tensions between politicians and law enforcement officials across the country, as well as former President Donald Trump's recent campaign rally in Texas.
Trump's rally was held in the shadow of a possible criminal indictment, and many have criticized his rhetoric regarding law enforcement officials.
Speaking at the vigil, Rev. Sharpton said: "We are here today to pray for our brother Alvin Bragg and all those who stand up for justice in this city."
Bragg has been vocal about his plans to reform the criminal justice system since taking office earlier this year. His policies include ending cash bail and reducing prosecutions for low-level crimes.
Despite facing opposition from some members of law enforcement, Bragg has continued to move forward with his plans for reform.
At the vigil, several community leaders spoke out in support of Bragg's efforts to bring change to New York City's criminal justice system.
"We stand with you," said one speaker. "We will not be intimidated by these threats."
Rev. Sharpton closed out the event with a call to action: "Let us continue our fight for justice," he urged attendees. "Let us come together as one community and demand that our voices be heard."