Coronavirus: Tensions rise as New York police crack down on crowded funeral

Must Read

COMMUNITY FUTURES SHOP LOCAL CRUISER TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Moose FM and Community Futures Peace Liard have partnered to launch the Community Futures...

Ensign Energy Q2 revenue drops 48 per cent, Canada’s share of revenue plunges

CALGARY — Ensign Energy Services Inc. reported a $17.1-million net loss in its second quarter, as revenue fell by...

CNRL buys Painted Pony Energy

CALGARY, A.B. - Canadian Natural Resources Limited has announced it will acquire Painted Pony Energy Ltd.

NEW YORK — Tensions between police and members of New York City’s Hasidic Jewish community flared again Thursday as officers interrupted a crowded funeral procession to crack down on social distancing violators.

Video posted on social media showed officers in protective masks chasing a minivan through Brooklyn’s Borough Park neighborhood as it carried the body of a deceased rabbi. The officers can be heard shouting at dozens of people marching behind the van to get out of the street and onto the sidewalk.

A 17-year-old boy was taken into custody and issued a summons for disorderly conduct after he was accused of pushing a police official, according to a police spokeswoman, Sgt. Mary Frances O’Donnell.

- Advertisement -

Community Interviews with Moose FM


Thursday’s confrontation came two days after Mayor Bill de Blasio stoked divisions with a series of tweets after he went to Brooklyn to oversee the dispersal of thousands of people who crowded the streets of Williamsburg for the funeral of another rabbi.

Story continues below advertisement

New York has banned any gatherings, of any size, for any purpose as the coronavirus has been linked to at least 18,000 deaths in the city in just a few weeks.

 » READ MORE FROM GLOBAL NEWS

More Articles Like This