NYC Mayor de Blasio Under Fire for Twitter Tirade Against Jewish Funeral

In this March 31, 2020, file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the USTA Indoor Training Center where a 350-bed temporary hospital will be built in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking heat for singling out the Jewish community for criticism after hundreds gathered for a rabbi's funeral in Brooklyn.

New York City police were dispatched to the scene in the city's Williamsburg area to deal with the crowd of Ultra-Orthodox Jews filling the streets and violating the city's social distancing guidelines.

Mayor de Blasio issued a series of angry tweets, calling the gathering "absolutely unacceptable" and saying such scenes "will not be tolerated."

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