Mayor Bill De Blasio has gone out of his way to appease large groups of people protesting police, going so far as ordering Contact Tracers not to ask COVID-positive patients if they’ve attended a Black Lives Matter protest.
The same social distancing leniency for the Jewish community is non-existent. Faithwire has covered previous instances of officers being sent to separate Jews who are gathering, whether it be in the street or at a community playground.
Video emerged today of DeBlasio yet again singling out the Jewish community, as City workers were seen welding shut a park frequently used by Orthodox Jews in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Yossi Gestetner covered the incident on social media earlier this morning:
Meanwhile, in nearby Brooklyn, a large group of people gathered for a “BlackTransLivesMatter” protest, seemingly with no resistance from city officials whatsoever.
As frustrations about the glaring hypocrisy on mass gatherings begins to mount, De Blasio cancelled his Monday morning press conference after calling in sick. “The Mayor woke up feeling under the weather” his office relayed to the press.
De Blasio has attended Black Lives Matter protests in recent days.