Mayor Billy de Blasio said on CNN today that he was banning all large gatherings in the city over COVID-19, except for Black Lives Matter protests:
.@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
De Blasio claims Black Lives Matter protests are important because it’s about calling for ‘historic change’ so he’s not going to stop them, no matter whether people get sick or not.
Buck Sexton wrote “So these outdoor events that bring together the community and let people enjoy their lives are banned – but De Blasio thinks thousands of shrieking protestors screaming in each others faces for hours is awesome and we need more of it. Seems fair.”
Oh by the way, the ban goes through September 30th, according to ABC News:
LATEST: New York City has canceled large-scale events, including street fairs and events in parks, through Sept. 30, Mayor Bill de Blasio says. https://t.co/hPub8UpPTO
— ABC News (@ABC) July 9, 2020