NYC’s de Blasio Bans Large Events – but Exempts Black Lives Matter Protests
A loophole to New York City’s social distancing rules and regulations has finally opened up – just commit your violation in the name of Black Lives Matter.
While we’ve long been told by hysterical factions on the left that anyone who wants as much as a haircut is a “grandma killer,” they’ve since changed their rhetoric when it comes to mass protest in favor of a cause they’re on board with.
Bill de Blasio’s hypocrisy has already been on full display during the city’s coronavirus crisis (greatly exasperated by the policies of him and Andrew Cuomo), and he’s just taken it even further.
As Fox News reports:
Mayor Bill de Blasio is permitting Black Lives Matter protesters to continue marching through city streets while canceling all large events through September.
Speaking on CNN Thursday night, de Blasio said the demonstrators’ calls for social justice were too important to stop after more than a month of demonstrations have not led to an outbreak of coronavirus cases. “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 host Wolf Blitzer.
His appearance on CNN came after NYC began painting a Black Lives Matter mural along Fifth Avenue, outside Trump Tower. De Blasio spearheaded the effort.
While de Blasio and many other liberal mayors ignored the role mass nationwide protests played in spread coronavirus, apparently under the impression that the virus is socially conscious and wouldn’t affect protesters, not all chose to ignore reality.
Two days after claiming there wasn’t “any conclusive evidence” showing a connection between protests and an increase in cases, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti acknowledged the protests were “likely” causing the spike in cases – but justified it because the protests were part of a “historic moment.”
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez cited the protests as a “contributing factor” to the spike in his county. His spokesperson Patty Abril said “Those experts have told him that, based on information in our local emergency rooms, the protests were a contributing factor, along with our community letting its guard down and not social distancing or wearing masks, as mandated. Graduation parties, house parties and restaurants illegally turning into clubs after midnight all contributed to the spike.”
When Fox News’ Greg Re reached out to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office for comment, he was directed to health official James Apa, who acknowledged that they “may have” played a role in new cases – but otherwise attempted to downplay it.