Mayor de Blasio’s daughter, Chiara, was arrested during a protest in Manhattan Saturday night, according to the New York Post. The Mayor didn’t disclose it during today’s news conference earlier in the day. She reportedly didn’t tell the police she was the Mayor’s daughter, even though she gave her address as East End Avenue, the same address as Gracie Mansion.
All this as the Mayor is coming under fire for continuing to show support for the police on the front lines during sometimes violent protests. A writer for the Intercept saying de Blasio needs to resign. Mehdi Hasan writing, “by defending police violence, he has betrayed New Yorkers. This after videos surfaces, showing several police cruisers lurching toward protesters in Brooklyn. All this as people in the crowd could be seen throwing debris at the vehicles.
— Ashoke Raj (@Ashoke_Raj) May 31, 2020
The issue has been trending on Twitter:
Bill De Blasio must resign.
— Tony Choi (@tonykchoi) May 31, 2020
Almost too stunned for words at Mayor de Blasio addressing a city in deep pain at 11:30 at night by ruthlessly defending NYPD at every turn. Craven, soulless politician who is the worst of white electeds who claim to be “progressive” for gain. I’m irate. He should resign.
— Helen Brosnan (@HelenBrosnan) May 31, 2020
Bill DeBlasio needs to resign https://t.co/oRd0CGxq4K
— Andrew Kimmel (@andrewkimmel) May 31, 2020