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No lock down ‘double standard’ in New York City?


New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says nary a tweet or a word about thousands of demonstrators breaking social distancing rules or not wearing masks as they protest.

VIDEO: As @NYCMayor marches with protesters and orders Contact Tracers not to ask people if they were at protests, the City is welding shut a park that is largely used by Hasidim in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/HcAEo4jVA9

— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) June 15, 2020

But de Blasio is not so generous with the NYC’s Jewish community. City officials recently had a park in a Jewish area of New York City locked shut.

The Blaze writes:

The incident was the latest in a series of troubling examples of a double standard against the Jewish community while others are praised while ignoring social distancing guidelines.

Many on social media blamed Mayor de Blasio and demanded that the park reopen. Critics pointed to the lack of criticism for the many Black Lives Matter protests where participants ignored social distancing guidelines.

Noticing the double standard, several Orthodox Jews cut the gates open.

Based Orthodox Jews reject de Blasio’s hypocritical orders to close the park (for social distancing) and cut the locks so their kids can play. pic.twitter.com/msAafBjqY6

— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 15, 2020

So, NYC responded:

NYC Park Dept are now Welding shut the doors at Middleton Playground (Lynch Park) so the kids shouldn’t be able to… https://t.co/SxRjsOGgb8

— WILLIAMSBURG NEWS (@WMSBG) 1592225680.0

But it wasn’t good enough:

The park lock cut open with a bolt-cutter. pic.twitter.com/UZTFrQbQyg
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) June 15, 2020

READ: NYC workers weld gates shut at park in Jewish community over social distancing — so they cut the lock in defiance

And oh yeah, de Blasio threatened to “permanently” shut synagogues if they did not bend the knee to the mayor: READ: De Blasio threatens to permanently close places of worship that resist shutdown order

End the lock downs for everyone.

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