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DC Mayor Tells Residents To Stay Home For 4th Of July, Promotes Black Lives Matter Gatherings

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Democratic Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser told residents to spend the 4th of July at home, despite encouraging Black Lives Matter (BLM) gatherings that took to the streets en masse amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“Just because there are going to be fireworks downtown — doesn’t mean I have to go,” Bowser said in a press conference Thursday. She said she hopes to see a significant reduction in crowd sizes related to July 4th events, according to Fox 5.

The mayor did not share the same COVID-19 concerns for BLM protests that flooded the city streets following the death of George Floyd, who died after a police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes, video showed.

The local leader posted a video of herself burrowed within a large crowd of BLM supporters that do not appear to be maintaining six-feet distances from one another.

President Donald Trump has planned his second edition of “Salute To America” on Independence Day on the White South Lawn. The display will feature “music, military demonstrations, and flyovers to honor our Nation’s service members and veterans,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said, according to the Washington Times.

Bowser’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

 

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