New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter was arrested at a Manhattan protest on Saturday night.
Chiara de Blasio, 25, was taken into custody around 10:30 p.m. after NYPD declared an unlawful assembly in Lower Manhattan, at Broadway and 12th Street, near Union Square, police sources said
Chiara de Blasio had allegedly been blocking traffic on Broadway and was arrested after refusing to move. Chiara gave Gracie Mansion as her address (East End Avenue), the mayor’s Upper East Side home, but she never said to the cops she was the mayor’s daughter.
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Just few hours before Mayor’s daughter arrest, Bill Be Blasio at a press conference at the NYC Emergency Management headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn said:
“We appreciate and respect all peaceful protests, but now it is time for people to go home. If you went out peacefully to make a point about the need for change, you have been heard and change is coming in the city. I have no doubt about that. It’s time to go home so we can all move forward.”
City Hall didn’t immediately comment on her arrest.
Cover Photo by Mayor Bill de Blasio
By Alex Ammohostianos