New York City Protesters Call on Bill de Blasio to Resign
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On Tuesday, protesters gathered in the streets of Manhattan to call on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to resign.
President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he would be mobilizing all government resources to stop the rioters and looters throughout the country. The announcement led to more peaceful protests on Monday and Tuesday evenings in Washington DC.
The situation in New York City however was not as peaceful. On Tuesday evening, video footage was released showing many protesters chanting, “DeBlasio resign! DeBlasio resign!”
WATCH the clip below:
The chants from the angry protesters come at the same time as de Blasio and New York governor Andrew Cuomo continue to butt heads.
On Tuesday, de Blasio hammered Cuomo who attacked the New York Police Department over their handling of the riots.
During a radio show, de Blasio unleashed on Cuomo who had previously called him a “disgrace” and threatened to “displace” de Blasio if he failed to call in the national guard. Cuomo took things too far however when he turned his attention to the police and said that the “NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night, I believe that.”
“He dishonored the men and women of the NYPD in an absolutely inappropriate way for any leader to do,” de Blasio later responded. “Any elected official who blames the NYPD while they were out there fighting in the streets to restore order, protect people – that’s disgraceful.”
De Blasio continued, saying that Cuomo “owes an apology to 36,000 hardworking men and women who have been putting their lives on the line for all of us.”
The NYPD also got into the feud by hammering both of the incompetent Democratic leaders.
“Rank-and-file New York City police officers were out on the street last night doing our job. Tonight, we’ll go out and do it again,” said New York City Police Benevolent Association (PBA) President Patrick Lynch on Tuesday. “It’s not our fault that our city and state governments can’t plan and work together, but we are suffering the consequences.”
“Police officers are being run down, knocked down and almost shot on a nightly basis. The political tug of war between Albany and City Hall needs to stop because it is putting police officers in danger,” Lynch continued.
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