NYC mayor bans ‘large events’ through end of September – except BLM protests

NYC mayor bans ‘large events’ through end of September – except BLM protests

NYC mayor bans ‘large events’ through end of September – except BLM protests

FILE PHOTO: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a public memorial in Brooklyn, June 4, 2020 ©  Reuters / Andrew Kelly
(RT-USA News) New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has banned all large public events for the next three months, citing the Covid-19 pandemic – only to make a belated exception for Black Lives Matter rallies, incensing Americans far outside the city.
Racial Injustice New York
Mayor Bill de Blasio, third from left, participates in painting Black Lives Matter on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. The mayor’s wife, Chirlane McCray, is fourth from left and Rev. Al Sharpton is second from left.  MARK LENNIHAN / AP
Fresh from painting a giant “Black Lives Matter” mural on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower, the mayor took to CNN to expand on his office’s order to cancel all large gatherings through September 30 on Thursday. But when host Wolf Blitzer asked him about “protests,” de Blasio couldn’t resist taking the day’s pandering even further.

“We understand, at this moment in history, people are talking about the need for historic changes… this is a historic moment of change,” de Blasio said redundantly, even while consigning outdoor concerts and parades to the distant future. No public gatherings larger than a city block will be granted a permit, the mayor announced in a statement published to his administration’s website earlier on Thursday.

However, he appeared to draw a clear distinction between “the kind of gatherings we’re used to, the parades, the fairs,” which “we just can’t have that while we’re focusing on health right now” – and “recognizing the power and the meaning of the message Black Lives Matter, which we did in front of Trump Tower today.”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the egregious double standard raised hackles far outside New York. Conservative gadfly Mike Cernovich suggested the mayor’s declaration might be fodder for a lucrative First Amendment lawsuit.

Get a load of this jack ass: You CAN’T have a parade to honor veteran’s who gave their lives for your right to protest, just yet– but you can have a Black Lives Matter protest out of sensitivity to honor this part of our history.
Deblasio’s dead serious. Disgusting.

The Daily Caller tweeted CNN’s video – here’s how Twitter responded to de Blasio telling Blitzer that the city will ban all large gatherings except for Black Lives Matter protests:
A few were skeptical that some of the summer’s largest gatherings – including Brooklyn’s notorious West Indian Day Parade, which features extravagant costumes and frenetic music and is often accompanied by violence – would go quietly into the night just because de Blasio said so.

Young Ideas@DickYoungsGhost
You KNOW there will be a West Indian Parade. @Chirlane insists #ganja

De Blasio was criticized back in March for urging New Yorkers to go out to Broadway shows and parades (before they were all canceled) even as the city became the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.


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