NYC Mayor To Protestors: Put Demonstrations On Hold

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Monday for a pause in protests over police conduct as he faced a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the execution of two officers. The mayor said that everyone’s attention should be on the grieving families, and all demonstrations should cease until after the slain officers were buried.

As his relations with the city’s police unions have tumbled to an extraordinary new low, he also chided the press for focusing on those pushing and inciting the conflict.

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