COVID-19: NYC Quote of the Day 2020-05-31

Sunday, May 31, 2020, NYC Mayor de Blasio - It Is A Perfect Storm

Question: I've been looking at these protests, and what I'm finding is that there may in fact be a factor of a lot of these kids have been shut in. They don't have summer jobs now. They have no school. There's a lot of a lot of pressure on them and they have nothing to do. There's no gathering points. There's no place for them to go. And so there's a lot of pent up anger that makes it more complicated I think.

Mayor: It is a perfect storm. Even though everyone's been putting on their mask, it doesn't feel like people are remembering there's a pandemic. Because there is honest pain and anger and frustration. And people are dealing with a historic issue and it must be dealt with.

But just a few days ago, the only thing we were talking about was a pandemic. I think you are absolutely right pointing out that you have all the frustrations about injustice combined with the frustrations about the injustice within the pandemic because of the pandemic displayed immense disparity. Combined with the fact that people have spent two months cooped up in doors and we don't know what the summer brings. So I think you're hitting the nail on the head that there is an X factor here because people have been cooped up, because there's an extra level of frustration, but we still have to deal with that. That's the hand we're dealt and we will deal with it, you know, in every way using every kind of restraint.
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