Orthodox Jewish community protests latest COVID-19 restrictions
UPDATED 1:50 PM PT – Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Orthodox Jewish demonstrators rallied against state and city leaders’ latest COVID-19 restrictions this week. Protesters took to the streets in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, where they set several things, including face masks, on fire.
Jewish community leaders blasted the latest restrictions, which were proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, to close down several schools and businesses this week.
They have suggested they are a targeted group, as stricter restrictions have been placed on communities where Jewish people are the main demographic.
However, de Blasio has said they are still working out the details.
The new restrictions will go into effect on Friday.
“We’re working with the state to get very clear, exact boundaries, put that online and make it searchable by address,” he stated. “Again, enforcement will start tomorrow when we send out agencies to do enforcement.”