Protests not allowed during pandemic, say NYC mayor and police commissioner

After a news conference by LGBTQ activists critical of Mount Sinai Hospital’s relationship with a religious organization during the coronavirus pandemic, the city’s police commissioner and the mayor said “protests” would not be tolerated.

About a dozen activists with the Reclaim Pride organization took to First Avenue in Manhattan outside the hospital to hold a news conference Sunday slamming Samaritan’s Purse for being allowed to set up a field hospital.

About two dozen police officers showed up and forced the crowd to disperse.  Reporters, who were allow told to leave, said social distancing rules were being followed at the event.

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