New York City mayor bill de Blasio fell under fire late Tuesday evening after he declared over Twitter that “the time for warnings has passed” referring to the Jewish community after they had amassed in large numbers for a funeral for Rabbi Chaim Mertz, who reportedly died from the coronavirus.
These Jewish funerals are outta control manpic.twitter.com/mk1NCyhwz3
— gift from god (@shawnfromtwitt) April 29, 2020
The massive crowds filled the streets against police orders to stay home after Rabbi Chaim Mertz passed away from COVID-19. Police attempted to disperse the massive crowds but to no avail.
My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed. I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups. This is about stopping this disease and saving lives. Period.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 29, 2020
This message comes directly after Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed he had went to see the crowds for himself saying “Something absolutely unacceptable happened in Williamsburg tonite: a large funeral gathering in the middle of this pandemic. When I heard, I went there myself to ensure the crowd was dispersed. And what I saw WILL NOT be tolerated so long as we are fighting the Coronavirus”
Tipster says this is the Williamsburg funeral today of Rabbi Chaim Mertz who died from COVID-19 pic.twitter.com/wsTvCrlzpb
— Reuven Blau (@ReuvenBlau) April 29, 2020
Twitter then erupted with many individuals comparing the mayor to Germans from WWII, he was compared to Hitler and called a “nazi”
— Joey Saladino (@JoeySalads) April 29, 2020
Mayor of NYC is ordering the police to round up and detain Jews. What the hell is going on???
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) April 29, 2020
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 29, 2020
— Gen Flynn supporter Cernovich (@Cernovich) April 29, 2020
STFU POS Hitler Mutha Fukkkkka..
— Freemason (@STARFORCEHH) April 29, 2020