De Blasio Calls For Pause In Protests After NYPD Killings
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio says the city should "put aside" politics and protests and focus on mourning the deaths of two NYPD officers.By Matt Picht | December 22, 2014
It's not a formal ban on protesting, but New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking for protests against police violence to be put on hold after two NYPD officers were ambushed and killed Saturday.
"I think it's a time for everyone to put aside political debates, put aside protests, put aside all of the things that we will talk about in due time."
At a police charity luncheon de Blasio asked for a pause in protests and political debates, and for New Yorkers to focus on the grieving families of the two murdered officers.