NYPD on Wednesday morning dispersed a crowd of more than 100 people at Congregation Yetev Lev Satmar Ohel Feiga Synagogue in Brooklyn
An NYPD spokesman said the crowd dispersed peacefully after law enforcement arrived on the scene. No one was arrested. Recall that on Monday, New York City police found 60 children attending classes at the Orthodox Jewish School (Yeshiva).
The Yeshiva secretly acted contrary to orders requiring all schools to teach only remotely. The incidents follow allegations of anti-Semitism made against New York Mayor Bill de Blasio after he threatened on April 28 to arrest members of Jewish and other communities that gather in large groups during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
However, many criticized the mayor for singling out the Jewish community, despite the fact that crowds in Central Park and elsewhere were gathering at the same time. De Blasio said the next day that he “loved” the Jewish community and promised to criticize any gathering, regardless of who was breaking the quarantine. According to NYPD, of the approximately 374 subpoenas since March 16 for breach of social distance, about 52% have been issued to African Americans in New York, 30% to Hispanics and 14% to whites.