Thursday morning New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray joined activists on Thursday to paint Black Lives Matter on the street in front of Trump Tower.
Later Thursday afternoon, the mayor told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he is banning all large gatherings such as parades, fairs, and concerts except for Black Lives Matter protests through September.
.@NYCMayor Bill de Blasio tells Wolf Blitzer that he is banning all large gatherings in New York City except for Black Lives Matter protests.
Wolf Blitzer follows up by asking about the U.S. Open. pic.twitter.com/KGsnAdXDhK
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 9, 2020
Bill de Blasio said “we have to respect” Black Lives Matters protests as a “moment of change” while accepting that we can not have gatherings such as parades and fairs in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday.
De Blasio claims Black Lives Matter protests are important because it’s about calling for ‘historic change’ so he’s not going to stop them, no matter whether people get sick or not.