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Throwing any thoughts of social distancing out the window, thousands of protesters packed the courtyard of the Brooklyn Museum in New York City on Sunday to support the Black Trans Lives Matter movement.
But New York businesses better not expect the same warm embrace from Democrats and their media enablers if they dare open their doors for a haircut or a cup of coffee.
When it comes to the perpetually aggrieved left taking to the streets to protest, which has taken on a life all its own, it appears that every subset of marginalized people are to have their moment in the sun — perhaps, a Black Lesbian Lives Matter protest will be coming to a street near you soon.
The crowd outside Brooklyn Museum. Can I get a haircut now? And can my kids go to the park? @NYCMayor pic.twitter.com/cgsCd9qBsT
— Jewish Deplorable 🇺🇸 (@TrumpJew) June 14, 2020
Sunday’s protest took place early in the afternoon in support of black people who’ve decided to identify as a gender other than what God assigned them at birth.
Speeches on the importance of human rights for black transgender lives were given, before the throng set off on a march.
Happening now in Brooklyn.. Silent march for Black Trans lives.. shot by my friend who has this amazing view from her living room… pic.twitter.com/Caa8hj62DX
— Natiba (@natiba) June 14, 2020
In a remarkable turn of events, on the very same day as the spectacle seen above, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took to Twitter to warn businesses about social distancing violations and street parties — specifically in New York City.
Speaking of street parties:
You can’t make this up, although the Democrat did throw in a passing mention of the need for police and protesters to wear masks.
“We have received 25,000 complaints of reopening violations,” the governor tweeted. “Bars or restaurants that violate the law can lose their liquor license. People with open containers in the street can be fined. Police & protesters not wearing masks can be fined. Local gov’t must enforce the law.”
We have received 25,000 complaints of reopening violations.
Bars or restaurants that violate the law can lose their liquor license.
People with open containers in the street can be fined.
Police & protesters not wearing masks can be fined.
Local gov’t must enforce the law.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 14, 2020
In a follow up tweet, Cuomo threatened local authorities that the state would step in if they did not “enforce the law” — this being similar to the stance President Trump has taken in regard to Black Lives Matter riots, which drew a media outcry.
(Needless to say, there was no such outcry on Sunday.)
“The violation complaints are predominantly from Manhattan & the Hamptons,” he added in a second tweet. “Lots of violations of social distancing, parties in the street, restaurants and bars ignoring laws. Enforce the law or there will be state action.”
The violation complaints are predominantly from Manhattan & the Hamptons. Lots of violations of social distancing, parties in the street, restaurants and bars ignoring laws.
Enforce the law or there will be state action.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 14, 2020
Just as remarkable is how Sunday’s protest was received by the media, in comparison to the coverage of President Donald Trump announcing he will resume his popular campaign rallies.
Then again, at this stage of the game, few in America are under any illusion that the media doesn’t have a dog in the fight when it comes to Trump.
Little over an hour apart. pic.twitter.com/K2a7fGRNDd
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) June 15, 2020
June is Pride Month, and the LGBT community in piggybacking ongoing protests in support of “dismantling” systemic racism.
This coming after the media capitalized on the death of George Floyd to successfully establish a narrative that racially-driven police brutality is rampant in America — the statistics don’t support the claim.
A movement that has been embraced by celebrities and sports figures, with young, poorly informed Americans getting swept up in its wake as protests continue two full weeks after Floyd’s death.
Social media was quick to remind Gov. Cuomo of his hypocrisy:
Not a doctor but I’m p sure you forcing people with actual literal active coronavirus into nursing homes was at least slightly more harmful than me having sipped a frozen margarita on the sidewalk last Sunday
— Kat Timpf (@KatTimpf) June 15, 2020
What a hypocrite you are! When people rioted and looted in your city, you refused to enforce the law!
— CliveEndiveOgiveIV (@ClivetheClubGuy) June 15, 2020
He’s lost the ability to govern. We now laugh at him.
— Maria Hadjidemetriou (@downtownmomnyc) June 14, 2020
Illegal for owners to open their businesses to make a living.
Totally fine to loot their businesses.
Illegal to attend church.
Totally fine to torch the church.
Sound about right => leftists’ lunacy.
— Lacey Lance (@Asa789) June 14, 2020
What if business owners declare an Autonomous Open Zone?
— WINTER’S GHOST 🇺🇸 (@pkfanderson) June 15, 2020
The Hamptons? Isn’t that where the rich and celebrities fled to? As a resident of Astoria, I can tell you that there is literally a block party on 30th Ave everyday with no masks and no social distancing. We watch the police sit in their cars and do nothing.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) June 14, 2020
He didn’t mention if rioters and looters can also be fined for not wearing masks
— King of New York (@LawAndOrderNow1) June 14, 2020
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