“NYPL Cancels Event Co-Hosted By Saudi Crown Prince’s Charity, Following Outcry,” Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist, Sept. 18, 2019″

“The NYPL should never have agreed to host the Saudi dictator’s fake charity to begin with, and certainly not while the Saudi monarchy is slaughtering thousands in Yemen,” Sunjeev Bery, executive director of Freedom Forward, a human rights group, told Gothamist.

“But it is good news that they are finally backing away from this dumpster fire of an event,” he added. “Libraries should never play host to bloody dictators and their propaganda.”