Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn Protest Gov. Cuomo's Coronavirus Restrictions for Second Straight Night
On Tuesday Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn started to protest against Governor Andrew Cuomo's restrictions on Jewish holiday, Sukkot. The protest's continued Wednesday night.
Cuomo announcement included capacity restrictions on houses of worship in New York City, closed schools, and banned large gatherings.
Part of the protests saw a group burning face mask in the street.
Some participating in the protests have cheered on President Trump as a motivator for protesting. One protester, Heshy Tischler told Forward, “When I’m on the street, I don’t have to wear a mask, just like the president,” he said.
Videos from Wednesday night show several members of the Orthodox community holding Trump flags amid the protests.