New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter Chiara de Blasio was arrested Saturday night during a George Floyd protest in Manhattan.
Floyd is a Black man who was killed by a former Minneapolis police officer on May 25. The officer, Derek Chauvin, was arrested Friday and charged with Floyd’s murder.
Chiara, 25, was arrested for “unlawful assembly” and blocking traffic at the intersection of East 12th Street and Broadway.
She was in the roadway with about 100 demonstrators, yelling and screaming and throwing objects in the direction of the police, according to the police report.
Chiara was arrested when she refused to move, a law enforcement source told Fox News.
About an hour after Chiara was taken into custody, her father, the mayor, held a hasty press conference, telling protesters “it’s time to go home.”
“If you went out peacefully to make a point about the need for change, you have been heard and change is coming in the city,” de Blasio said. “I have no doubt about that. It’s time to go home so we can all move forward.”
Mayor de Blasio suggested his daughter was misled by an anarchist group of anti-fascists who weren’t protesting George Floyd’s death.
“Some come from outside of the cities. Some are from inside the city. Some are from the neighborhoods where the protests take place. Some are not,” he continued.
Members of anti-fascist group ANTIFA destroyed property, set fires and sprayed graffiti in black neighborhoods — all under the pretense of protesting Floyd’s death.
The NYPD made at least 345 arrests during Saturday night’s protests. 33 officers were injured and dozens of police vehicles were torched by protesters.