NY Mayor De Blasio Booed Off Stage During George Floyd Rally - WATCH
Many in the crowd turned their back on the mayor
Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was faced with boos and shouts of “F— you, de Blasio” has he attempted to take the stage during a George Floyd protest in Brooklyn.
De Blasio has faced criticism for his draconian lockdown orders as well as his failure to tackle riots in the city.
“F— the mayor’s curfew!” some shouted.
“Turn your back! Turn your back!” others shouted.
Many in the crowd turned their back on the mayor.
The heckling became so pronounced that de Blasio kept his speech brief to avoid embarrassment.
“Black lives matter in New York,” the mayor attempted to say at the protest at Cadman Plaza at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge.
“Not to you!” one heckler shouted.
Event organizer, Rev. Kevin McCall, tried to calm the crowd, to no avail.
British conservative commentator Katie Hopkins retweeted the video saying:
"Mayor of NYC booed by his base."
"The big man hiding behind his tiny wife - who immediately defaults to fellating the crowd."
Meanwhile, a petition calling the impeachment of de Blasio has begun to re-circulate amid criticism of his failure to appropriately respond to the riots and lootings in the city driven by protests over the death of George Floyd.
The petition, which was started in 2019, only just begun to gain momentum this month as controversy surrounded the protests engulfing the city.
Earlier this week, de Blasio responded to his daughter's arrest during what he described as "peaceful protests" in the city, which has succumbed to violent riots where law enforcement officers were attacked, buildings are damaged, and stores looted.
As Neon Neon Nettle reported on Tuesday, Chiara de Blasio, 25, was arrested by police who declared that an unlawful assembly was taking place in an area of Manhattan.
“I love my daughter deeply; I honor her."
"I’m proud of her that she cares so much; she was willing to go out there and do something about it.”