New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has come under attack for singling out the Jewish community for breaking social distancing – when he travels 11 miles from his home to go for a walk in Prospect Park. The lawmaker said Tuesday he has instructed police to arrest mourners at funerals and anyone gathering in large groups in a new ‘zero tolerance’ approach to stop the spread of coronavirus. But just a few days earlier the mayor and his wife Chirlane McCray were heckled by locals as they walked through Prospect Park in Brooklyn, despite living 11 miles away in Manhattan. Others noted the crowds that gathered earlier Tuesday to watch a flyover by the Navy´s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds to honor health-care workers but were not similarly treated by officials. De Blasio had traveled to personally shut down a Orthodox Jewish funeral in Williamsburg after images surfaced on social media of massive crowds gathered for a rabbi who died from coronavirus. The mayor’s actions have sparked a furious backlash online. Many Twitter users shared pictures from the Holocaust and likened de Blasio’s words and actions to the Nazis. But de Blasio continued to defend his actions in his daily briefing… Read full this story
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