Far left New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced on Thursday that he is banning all large events in the city through September but is making a BIG exception to allow Black Lives Matter protests claiming they are “historic” and must be respected.
Via Daily Mail:
Speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Thursday night, de Blasio said the demonstrators’ calls for social justice and racial equality were too important to silence, considering more than a month of protests had not caused a spike in COVID-19 cases.
While protests will be permitted to take place without push-back, de Blasio said that all other large events would be cancelled in the city through September.
‘This is a historic moment of change. We have to respect that but also say to people the kinds of gatherings we’re used to, the parades, the fairs — we just can’t have that while we’re focusing on health right now,’ de Blasio told the network.
‘If you’re just talking about health, we would always say, “Hey folks you know stay home if you can”. But we understand this moment in history people are talking about the need for historic changes,’ he added.
Speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Thursday night, de Blasio said the demonstrators’ calls for social justice and racial equality were too important to silence, considering more than a month of protests had not caused a spike in COVID-19 cases
An organization leader of the group Warriors uses a megaphone to address the crowds during a protest outside of City Hall on July 1
Protests in the name of Black Lives Matter have occurred consistently in New York since the police killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day. Despite thousands taking to the streets night after night, the rate of coronavirus infections as remained the same throughout the unrest.
This is exactly why so many people are ignoring coronavirus restriction.
If Black Lives Matter protests are OK then so is going to a bar, going to school and everything and anything else.
People watch people like Mayor Bill De Blasio encourage mass protests, so long as they serve his side of the political aisle, and rightly think that everything else must be fine as well.
If protests are fine, so is letting kids play with each other. So is going out to eat, going to the store and going to church or other worship services.
If anyone is to blame for the increase in covid cases, and for people resuming normal life, it is those on the left for encouraging and allowing mass protests and riots all across America.
People watch and see, and act accordingly no matter what the politicians and media may hypocritically say.
So Mayor De Blasio better rethink his threats to cancel activities because the people will no longer meekly comply.
And given the targets placed on their backs by the media and Democrat politicians like Mayor Bill De Blasio you can guess who’s side the NYPD and other law enforcement agencies will be on.