NYC mayor accused of singling out Jews over social distancing

New York (AFP) – New York’s mayor sparked controversy after he broke up crowds gathering for a rabbi’s funeral and threatened arrests, with religious leaders accusing him of unfairly targeting the Jewish community.Hundreds of Orthodox Hasidic Jews lined streets in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn late Tuesday to pay their respects to 73-year-old Chaim Mertz who died from COVID-19. Bill de Blasio took to Twitter to describe how he had personally forced the mourners to disperse, saying there was “zero tolerance” for large events while the city fights coronavirus.”My message to the Jewish commun…

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