Contentious debate held on proposed Muslim community center in Bayonne

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

BAYONNE, New Jersey (WABC) -- A contentious public debate was held in New Jersey Tuesday night over a proposed plan to build a Muslim community center.

Demonstrators on both sides of the issue protested outside City Hall in Bayonne, before a public meeting to discuss the issue.

Local Muslims want to convert a vacant warehouse on 24th Street into their community center.

A zoning vote on the project is expected next week.