In the most blatant display of political double-standards this year—which is really saying something—New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he will allow Black Lives Matter protesters to continue their demonstrations while all other large events will remain banned through September.
De Blasio, speaking with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on Thursday evening, said that the political cause of the protesters is too important to put an end to, Disrn reports.
.@NYCMayor Bill de Blasio tells Wolf Blitzer that he is banning all large gatherings in New York City except for Black Lives Matter protests.
Wolf Blitzer follows up by asking about the U.S. Open. pic.twitter.com/KGsnAdXDhK
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 9, 2020
“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 said.
Meanwhile, large parades which include the West Indian American Day Carnival, the Dominican Day Parade, and the San Gennaro festival have all been canceled, Disrn notes. The city will also be denying permits for events in parks, street fairs, and other events that stretch longer than one block or require a sound system.
But events that have, in the last few months, led to rioting and looting are completely acceptable because the social justice cause is too great?
While he threatened thousands of Hasidic Jews who gathered in mourning of a deceased rabbi with arrest?
Yeah. That’s a double-standard.
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