On October 15, 2020, New Yorkers of all faiths and colors demanded that Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio stop targeting the Jewish community.
“There is NO excuse for the government to single out ONE minority community.”
The coalition gathered in front of the famous New York Public Library on 5th Avenue (between 41st and 42nd Streets).
“Over the past two weeks, Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio, focused blame on the Jews for increased corona virus rates despite statistical evidence showing marked increases in many areas of New York.
Cuomo and de Blasio are ignoring the truth: there is a resurgence of COVID-19 everywhere, but not just in Jewish communities. The neighborhoods with the largest increase in the weekly case rate (over the last two weeks) are not even addressed by the government’s new restrictions.”
NY Demands #EndJewHatred NOW (see Flickr slide show)
.“Yad Yamin NY, along with other groups and movements …
…. were there demanding an end to the constant targeting of Jews & unfair applications of the Covid regulations.
.”The coalition of groups marched from the NYPL to Gov. Cuomo’s office, continuing the protest against Gov Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio’s non-uniform application of laws regarding Jews and their direct targeting of Jews” (photo Karen Lichtbraun)
“By pinpointing one highly visible minority as plague-spreading lawbreakers, de Blasio and Cuomo are reinforcing centuries-old anti-Semitic tropes. And SHAMEFULLY, used pictures of observant Jews as a symbol of non-compliance and recklessness. This fuels Jew hatred and serves no legitimate government interest.”
Shame, Shame on them.
The speakers were surrounded by lots of press, though I’m not sure the reports got much play. (Slide show of video screen shots)
Video- Dov Hikind (Former NY State Congressman)
.-Video -Heshy Tischler [https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-new-york-harold-heshy-tischler-arrested-covid-restrictions-orthodox-jews-protests-1538247]
Video- Brooke Goldstein (The Lawfare Project)
The protest challenged ies spread by our governor and mayor, showing they are not fit for office. Cuomo and deBlasio should step down.
[Pictures and video where indicated, property of Pamela Hall]