NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: “the time for warnings has passed. I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups.”

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Mayor de Blasio’s remarks, addressing New York’s Jewish community in Williamsburg, came after large numbers of Orthodox Jews attended the funeral of Chaim Mertz, 73, a prominent rabbi who passed away from [or with?] Covid-19.

Not surprisingly, his announcement provoked a storm of outrage, and accusations of anti-Semitism.

New York Post story:

De Blasio blasts Jewish community for massive Brooklyn funeral

Archive: archive.is/l2O0T

(Jewish) Yeshiva World article:

DOUBLE STANDARD: Deblasio & NYPD Break Up Massive Funeral But Ignore Massive Airshow Crowds

Archive: archive.is/wJ4U3

 

h/t Amos_Quito

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