Protesters in New York City took direct aim at Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, accusing him of being a “pathogenic politician,” among other things.
One protester who was part of the NYC Democratic Socialists of America march took the microphone and announced that they were going to “put Bill de Blasio on trial today.” (RELATED: Mayor De Blasio Threatens Arrest For Next Group Gathering In NYC)
He went on to call de Blasio “a pathetic, a pitiful, a parasitic, a pathogenic politician,” garnering cheers and applause from the gathered crowd.
Another speaker at the march called for “at least a $3 billion decrease to the police budget — far more than some other protesters at City Hall, who are asking for at least $1 billion,” the Daily Caller’s Shelby Talcott reported.
A speaker at the NYC Democratic Socialists of America march just called for at least a $3 billion decrease to the police budget — far more than some other protesters at City Hall, who are asking for at least $1 billion.
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) June 29, 2020
NYC Mayor de Blasio agrees to shift more than $1 billion in annual funding out of the NYPD https://t.co/4IE6XhikOo
— Anthony DeRosa ???? (@Anthony) June 29, 2020
Hundreds of protesters have occupied the area surrounding the NYC city hall. Protesters defaced two famous George Washington statues with red paint Monday, according to the New York Post. The paint was allegedly washed away by city officials later. (RELATED: George Washington Monument Defaced In New York City)