New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter was arrested at a Manhattan protest on Saturday night, law enforcement sources told The Post on Sunday.
Chiara de Blasio, 25, was taken into custody around 10:30 p.m. after cops declared an unlawful assembly at 12th Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan, the sources said.
She had allegedly been blocking traffic on Broadway and was arrested after refusing to move, the source said.
“That was a real hotspot, police cars were getting burned there, people were throwing and yelling, fighting with cops. There were thousands of people in that area at that time,” the source said.
Chiara gave a residence on East End Avenue as her address — otherwise known as Gracie Mansion, the mayor’s Upper East Side home. But she didn’t tell cops she was the mayor’s daughter.
Saturday on CNN, while showing split-screen coverage of looting in Los Angeles and fires in Washington, D.C. tied to civil unrest underway committed in the name of the George Floyd, anchor Don Lemon editorialized about the scene.
Lemon suggested the events could be a “mechanism” to reorganize the country.
“We don’t know what’s happening in this country right now,” Lemon said. “Perhaps this is some sort of mechanism for a restructure in our country or some sort of change in our country for us to deal with whatever we need to deal with in this country as we look at pictures on the right of burning and pictures on the left of looting.”
He went on to lament the situation but said it could be indicative of those with “no other option” and “nothing left to lose.”
“This is quite actually sad to watch,” he said. “And it is an indication indicative of the pain and the sadness in this country — of people who feel they have no other alternative but to exhibit this behavior in our country, no other option. When you have nothing to lose, you have nothing to lose. ”
Lemon went on to call on leaders in the political and entertainment realms to address the situation.
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Attorneys Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman were arrested for tossing Molotov cocktails at a police vehicle.
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Two high-powered lawyers, including an Ivy League corporate attorney were charged on Sunday with hurling Molotov cocktails into a police vehicle during the New York leftist riots this weekend.
Colinford Mattis, 32, a lawyer and member of Community Board 5 in East New York, was charged along with fellow attorney Urooj Rahman with the attempted attack on an empty police cruiser parked outside the 88th Precinct station house in Fort Greene.
“This is shocking news to me,” Andre Mitchell, president of Community Board 5 told the Daily News. “The allegation does surprise me because that doesn’t sound like him.”
The super of Rahman’s building called her “an angel” who recently lost her legal job.
I can’t believe it. I’m stunned,” said George Raleigh, the super of Rahman’s building in Bay Ridge. “This kid? She’s an angel.”
Microsoft CEO urges ‘empathy and compassion’ while Uber CEO announces $1 million for social-justice groups.
As protests stemming from the death of George Floyd wrack the nation, a number of leading tech companies have offered their support for demonstrators and funding for social-justice organizations.
Twitter Inc. TWTR, -1.99% changed its profile bio to read simply “#BlackLivesMatter,” while Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL, +1.07% GOOG, +0.86% Google said on its main search page: “We stand in support of racial equality, and all those who search for it.”
Google’s YouTube said it would donate $1 million “in support of efforts to address social injustice.”
Richmond Police Chief Will Smith got emotional during a press conference after the second night of protests in the city.
Chief Smith says last night protesters set fire to a few buildings, including a multi-family residence that was occupied by a child in the 300 block of West Broad Street.
As fire crews were arriving, Smith says protesters blocked the engine from reaching the fire.
“When you take a legitimate issue and hijack it for unknown reasons, that is unacceptable to me, it’s unacceptable to the Richmond Police Department, unacceptable to the city of Richmond,” said Smith.
ESPN sportswriter Chris Palmer Martin Tweeted, “Burn that shit down. Burn it all down.” The burning building was a low-income housing area in Minneapolis. (Minneapolis vandalism targets include 189-unit affordable housing development.)
When rioters neared Martin’s home, he called them “animals.”
Last week, VP Mike Pence was in the Sunshine State for a series of meetings with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis regarding the state’s response to Coronavirus and Florida’s next phase of reopening. They gathered at Rosen Shingle Creek, one of the regions largest hotels, where they participated in a panel with billionaire hotelier and philanthropist Harris Rosen, who has pushed to reopen Florida’s economy and put people back to work.
After this meeting, VP Pence and Governor DeSantis stopped over to Beth’s Burger Bar, an extremely popular eatery in the Central Florida area, to grab lunch and meet with owner Beth Steele and her employees. Steele, who has kept her staff at all three of her locations during the pandemic, is well regarded by business leaders and customers for providing Central Floridians with a great place to work and eat.
Hacker collective Anonymous has purportedly begun to target the Minneapolis Police Department, accusing the force of systemic violence and corruption while serving as an instrument for “the ruling class.”
A video message posted to an Anonymous Facebook page with 11 million followers accused the Minneapolis Police of condoning behavior that led to the death of George Floyd.
“People have had enough of this corruption and violence from an organization that promises to keep them safe,” the masked narrator says.
“Unfortunately, we do not trust your corrupt organization to carry out justice, so we will be exposing your many crimes to the world.”
President Trump declared that his administration would classify Antifa as a terrorist organization following several nights of nationwide rioting by the far-left group.
“The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” Trump declared on Twitter Sunday.
This comes after dozens of cities descended into riots and looting following the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police last week, with shocking footage flooding social media showing Antifa beating business owners nearly to death, stealing firearms from police vehicles, hijacking vehicles to ram police, and torching buildings.
Attorney General William Barr issued a statement in tandem with Trump’s declaration, saying that the federal government will use its 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces to bring justice to the rioters and restore law and order.
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A night of widespread social unrest unfolded across dozens of major US cities on Saturday night. Violent clashes between protesters and police were seen, police vehicles and government buildings were lit on fire, businesses were also looted, and some were even torched following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday (May 25).
What started as mostly peaceful protests in Minneapolis on Tuesday (May 26), quickly spiraled out of control into some of the worst social unrest this county has ever seen. By Wednesday evening (May 27), peaceful demonstrations spread to other major US metros, and almost immediately, violence erupted in the streets, and communities were transformed into warzones in a matter of hours.
By Sunday (May 31) — the nation is burning, it’s time for President Trump to address the country, and stop pretending how everything is awesome for election year purposes.