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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A demonstration is being held to show support for the alleged sexual abuse victims of SU assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine.

Members of the New York Coalition to Protect Children rallied to defend Bobby Davis and Mike Lang. The two men claim Fine abused them in the 1980s.

The group says that high profile people at SU, such as Coach Jim Boeheim, are intimidating any other possible victims from coming forward. The group believes Davis and Lang are telling the truth, and the group is asking for the university and community as a whole to stand behind them.

"We want the intimidations to stop, we want the tone to stop, and we want the university community to rally around these two men who have courageously stepped forward and risked a lot in their lives," said Rev. Robert Hoatson, president of Road to Recovery Inc.

Members of the coalition rallied at Penn State University last week.

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