NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio under fire for suggesting NYPD ‘acted appropriately’

Mayor Bill de Blasio distributes reusable bags to New Yorkers at the Union Square Farmers Market ahead of the plastic bag ban going into effect on March 1st 2020, New York City, New York, February 28, 2020. (Photo by EuropaNewswire/Gado/Getty Images)

Amid backlash to his overall response to the weekend protests in NYC, Bill de Blasio announced that an investigation into the NYPD’s actions — which includes driving vehicles into protestors captured on video — is underway. But de Blasio also defended the police, saying “some things were done the right way.” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says there’s an “anarchist movement” among the protestors. He says people are upset that the protests are being co-opted by those that just want to do violence. How can the mayor say something like this is appropriate? The mayor said there were no deaths or serious injuries in last night’s clashes between NYPD and protestors. There was some damage to property, the Mayor says. “But it was contained.”

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