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New York City Major Bill de Blasio's daughter, Chiara, was arrested by the police in Manhattan for what appears to be civil disobedience.
According to early reports, the police asked Chiara to move.
Rioters and looters were throwing objects at police officers attempting to maintain order in Manhattan.
It is not believed that the mayor's daughter herself threw anything at the cops.
However, when the group she was with was busted, Chiara refused to move when the cops told her to.
They calmly asked her to leave the area, but she stood her ground.
Chiara was arested at 10:30 pm and charged with unlawful assembly.
More details, including Mayor de Blasio's jaw-dropping statement that he is "proud" his daughter was arrested, below:
Many of these protests have turned violent, especially in New York.
Some rioters have been destroying buildings and looting stores while others taunt the police.
According to the NY Daily News, Chiara de Blasio was busted hanging out with rioters who were throwing objects at officers:
Mayor de Blasio’s daughter was arrested Saturday night during a protest near Union Square, police sources said.
Chiara de Blasio, 25, was busted on 12th St. and Broadway, as part of a group of about 100 people who were throwing objects toward cops, sources said.
The mayor’s daughter didn’t toss anything, but refused to leave the area when cops ordered her to do so, sources said.
She was arrested at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, given a desk appearance ticket charging her with unlawful assemblty, and released, one source said.
She gave her dad’s Gracie Mansion address to the arrest cops.
According to another source, Chiara has been quarantining at Gracie Mansion with her brother, Dante, mom, Chirlane McCray, and the mayor.
The news first broke on Twitter.
But Twitter put the account, which belongs to a police union, in "Twitter jail" for "violating" its policies.
The account was disabled on Monday morning.
The New York Times confirms:
Among the hundreds of protesters arrested over the four days of demonstrations in New York City over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, only one was highlighted by name by a police union known for its hostility toward Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The name of that protester? Chiara de Blasio, the mayor’s daughter.
The union, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, used Twitter to post a police report documenting the arrest on Saturday night of Ms. de Blasio, 25.
The Police Department does not normally release internal police reports, and Ms. de Blasio’s contained personal details, including her height, weight, address, date of birth and driver’s license information.
The post was removed for violation of Twitter rules, and the union’s account was suspended Monday morning.
“The account is temporarily locked for violating our private information policy,” a Twitter spokesman confirmed.
Citing safety concerns, Twitter prohibits users from posting other people’s “private information” without their consent, a practice known as “doxxing.”
The practice has been used as a social-media weapon in culture wars, but the publishing of someone’s physical address, for example, could endanger that individual’s physical safety.
While Twitter has punished the police union, many violent rioters have been able to post on Twitter without any punishment.
In fact, reports appear to suggest that rioters have been using social media platforms and apps to organize their chaos.
See Mayor de Blasio say he is "proud" of his daughter for being arrested:
Mayor de Blasio was initially taking a hardline stance supporting the police.
But reports suggest that de Blasio changed his tone after advisers warned it would look bad for his image.
According to Politico:
Late Saturday night, Mayor Bill de Blasio emerged from surveying the chaos that had erupted at protests throughout the city to deliver an unequivocal message: Those clashing with police officers should shape up and head home.
By Monday morning, the mayor had sanded the edges of his off-brand scolding and loosened his embrace of the NYPD.
The tonal turnaround came after he heard from multiple aides and allies suggesting he take a different approach, met with several black elected officials and learned his 25-year-old daughter had been arrested during a demonstration in Manhattan Saturday night.
One former mayoral aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to freely discuss private interactions, said several former staffers reached out to de Blasio Sunday to warn him of his hard-lined stance in favor of police — particularly as videos have gone viral showing cop cars plowing through crowds of demonstrators in Brooklyn.
“It was to encourage a recalibration,” the person said. “Watching everything and knowing him, it just didn’t feel like him.”
The mayor appears to have listened.
By Monday morning, after four days of protests over the killing of George Floyd, he had embraced a middle-of-the-road posture: scolding the police officers who drove into the crowds, while reiterating his stance against protesters who incited violence.
John Miller, the NYPD's deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, backed up de Blasio’s assertion from the weekend that groups of protesters arrived from out of town with detailed plans to create chaos and damage property.
“We’re seeing a lot of outside and independent agitators connected with anarchist groups who are deliberately trying to provoke acts of violence,” Miller said during a Sunday briefing.
Compare this to President Trump, who takes bold stands regardless of what public opinion thinks.
He fights for what is best for the country!
If de Blasio has softened his support for the NYPD, then it's no surprise that he's "proud" of his daughter for disobeying them.
What kind of example does that set to the rioters and looters in the streets?