What do you call it when one group has more rights than another?
You call it discrimination and bigotry, and it’s happening right now in New York City.
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently banned all large gatherings in the city, except for Black Lives Matter protests. They get special rights for some reason.
The New York Post reports:
NYC Black Lives Matter marches can continue despite the large-event ban, de Blasio says
Mayor Bill de Blasio is permitting Black Lives Matter protesters to continue marching through city streets while the city is 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.
During his interview with the CNN host, Mayor de Blasio excuses BLM protests and even brags about trolling President Trump, as she stoold alongside BLM protesters who painted “Black Lives Matter” on the street in front of Trump Tower in New York City:
NYC Mayor de Blasio on cancelling large events through September: “It means like street fairs. It means big outdoor concerts and it means things like parades… It’s just not time for that now.”
What about protests?
"This is a historic moment. We have to respect that." pic.twitter.com/RdOXpwkESZ
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 10, 2020
The exception came as New York’s rate of infections has remained consistent through the civil unrest over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.
h/t American Lookout