Game Over!!! Three years ago, the above poster would have had a huge Yechi and Moshiach flags plastered all over it, now the yechi hides it in a corner.
On a more serious note:
1) The Meshichist web-site owned and operated by Mendel Hendel posted the following when advertising the poster above.
Although a Lag Ba’omer Parade is an event reserved for Sundays, this year a group of Yungeleit are planning a Parade for local Crown Heights children, which will take place on Wednesday night at 7:00pm starting from the Jewish Children’s Museum and ending in the Wingate Highschool at 600 Kingston Avenue, where the annual bonfire takes place.
Here Hendel attempts to make it seem like this event is grassroots (like many large events held in the past by grassroots Chabadniks), when in fact it’s just Hendel trying to make the meshichist movement stay relevant (by making you think theres a strong grassroots meshichist movement in Crown Heights) .
2) You’ll notice that on the bottom right side of the poster it says the following:
With permission and encouragement of the Rabbonim and Mashpi’im of Crown Heights.
Why would they write such a thing? Why is it relevant?
The answer is simple. This is propaganda. They are trying to create the premise that to hold such an event one must have permission from (their) “Rabbonim and Mashpi’im”. This way they can claim to be of higher standards then those they fight against and next time Chabadniks want to hold an event they will attempt to hold their feet to the fire by claiming “where is your permission from Rabbonim and Mashpi’im?” (although I must note that besides claiming they have permission -whatever that means or matters- they show no evidence of such a thing).
UPDATE: Apparently now its been updates to “a few Bochurim and Yungeleit” who organized the parade, although the only people who meet with police were Israeli Meshichist Bochrim in Chanina Sperlins house.
EXIT QUESTION: How is Mendel Hendel going to write this event off as?