Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio deflected criticism during his daily press briefing over his ongoing campaign to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on city streets; saying it’s different from other protests because it “transcends all normal realities”
“I’d like to know whether you submitted a Department of Transportation application before you painted your ‘Black Lives Matter’ street murals across the city? What’s your plan for other groups that now want to see their own messages on city streets?” asked one reporter.
“The fact is that what I decided to do with the Black Lives Matter murals… It’s an important thing for this city to declare officially. That is something that transcends all normal realities because we are in a moment of history where this had to be said and done,” deflected de Blasio.
JUST IN: Mayor de Blasio explains how #BlackLivesMatter mural went up, why other groups haven't gotten murals: "What I decided to do with the Black Lives Matter murals… transcends all normal realities because we are in a moment of history where this had to be said and done." pic.twitter.com/fUV6NfbHFP
— The Hill (@thehill) August 3, 2020
Watch the Mayor’s comments above.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters he would be “surprised” if a recent spike in CoVID-19 hospitalizations was related to the ongoing George Floyd protests taking place in all five boroughs.
“I would be surprised if that’s what’s causing it,” de Blasio said Friday. “I think we’re much more likely in the next week [or] 10 days to see a manifestation, if there is one.”
“It is dangerous to be close together,” he admitted. “I don’t like that.”
Watch Bill de Blasio get Booed at a George Floyd Memorial.
How embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/iaEzWStJNP
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 4, 2020
“If you were at one of those protests, I would, out of an abundance of caution, assume that you are infected,” Governor Cuomo said Thursday. “One person, one person can infect hundreds if you were at a protest.”
Author: Hannity Staff