NYC BLM Marches Okay Despite Large-Event Ban: de Blasio

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“The de Blasio administration will deny all permits for events in parks it believes will ‘unreasonably diminish public use’ as well as street fairs and events stretching larger than one block or for gatherings that require a sound system.”

July 10, 2020

New York Post via Fox News – Mayor Bill de Blasio is permitting Black Lives Matter protesters to continue marching through city streets while canceling all large events through September.

Speaking on CNN Thursday night, de Blasio said the demonstrators’ calls for social justice were too important to stop.

“This is a historic moment of change. We have to respect that but also say to people the kinds of gatherings we’re used to, the parades, the fairs — we just can’t have that while we’re focusing on health right now,” de Blasio told host Wolf Blitzer …

The City Hall shutdown will include big parades like the West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn Labor Day weekend, the Dominican Day Parade in midtown Manhattan and the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy … Read more. 

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