Great job, Mayor de Blasio.
De Blasio had “Black Lives Matter” painted on the street in front of the Trump Tower in New York making clear two things: that it was both an endorsement of the political group and that it was directed at President Donald Trump who had criticized the far left anti-cop extremist group.
So now it’s become a flash point for political expression. Some unidentified person already threw red paint on it and today, at least four people were involved in throwing blue paint on it, shooting that the street lettering was racist, chanting “all lives matter,” “trans lives matter,” “black lives matter,” “brown lives matter” and “blue lives matter.”
Black woman pours the paint, woman in pride flag shouts “All lives matter” and Hispanic man shouts “blue lives matter.” The left is going to have a challenging time with this one.
You can see the video right here.
Pride flag trans woman called Bill de Blasio a “transphobic bigot” and called for people to support law enforcement.
BLM folks were screaming at them from behind barricades.
Notably, a cop walked behind them while they were doing it and didn’t immediately stop them, although ultimately they arrested four, at least two of them were the lady in the flag and the black woman who poured the paint.
Now, had they been BLM folks who spray painted the street, I doubt they would have been arrested at all, in all honesty. We’ve seen multiple instances of BLM folks spray painting things without consequences.
Reportedly three were arrested, charged with criminal mischief and released with desk appearance ticket.
De Blasio has seemingly paid more attention to the street lettering than he has to the increase of shootings in New York City. Priorities.