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BREAKING NOW: De Blasio Vows ‘Shutdown in Weeks Ahead’, Restaurant Workers Protest in Times Square

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.15.20

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened residents with another “shutdown” in the weeks ahead Tuesday; saying the government will likely lockdown the Big Apple after Christmas to slow the spread of CoVID-19.

“Have you had any contact with employers around the city? Do you have more details about when this will happen? After Christmas? After New Year’s?” asked one reporter.

 

“The State of New York will make the final decisions here,” said de Blasio. “Here’s what we’re seeing… Clearly, these numbers are going in the wrong direction. We are just on the verge of a huge breakthrough with a vaccine.”

 

 

“Unfortunately, we’re going to need some kind of shutdown in the weeks ahead. Something like what we did in the spring,” he added. “Essential work only. If we implement that, with some good luck and hard work, we could be out of that in a matter of weeks.”

Watch De Blasio’s comments above.

DE BLASIO SPIRALS: 2 NYPD Shot, 1 Stabbed, Mayor Says Protests Remind Him of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.04.20

Two members of the NYPD were shot in Brooklyn overnight Monday and another officer stabbed in the neck as protesters defied an 8pm curfew imposed by beleaguered Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“The melee unfolded when a suspect approached a cop on Church Avenue near Flatbush Avenue at about 11:45 p.m. and stabbed him in the neck, a police source said,” reports the New York Post.

Meanwhile, the mayor faced a growing backlash after saying the violent situation reminded him of John Lennon’s utopian anthem ‘Imagine.’

“I don’t mean to make light of this. But I’m reminded of the song ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon. We played it at my inauguration! What about a world where people got along differently? What about a world where we didn’t live with a lot of the restrictions that we live with now,” said De Blasio. “We’re not there yet. The protest movement themselves is how we make progress!”

Read the full report at the New York Post.

DE BLASIO SPIRALS: Embattled Mayor Says Spike in CoVID Hospitalizations Has Nothing to do With Protests

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.05.20

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters he would be “surprised” if a recent spike in CoVID-19 hospitalizations was related to the ongoing George Floyd protests taking place in all five boroughs.

“I would be surprised if that’s what’s causing it,” de Blasio said Friday. “I think we’re much more likely in the next week [or] 10 days to see a manifestation, if there is one.”

“It is dangerous to be close together,” he admitted. “I don’t like that.”

“If you were at one of those protests, I would, out of an abundance of caution, assume that you are infected,” Governor Cuomo said Thursday. “One person, one person can infect hundreds if you were at a protest.”

Read the full report at Fox News.

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