New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s daughter was arrested amid social justice protests over the weekend.
As the public cry for justice in the wake of George Floyd’s murder rages on, Chiara de Blasio, 25, was reportedly taken into police custody for unlawful assembly Saturday night, police sources reveal to CNN.
Chiara was reportedly released shortly after her detainment.
Her arrest comes as thousands of people are taking to the streets across the country in both peaceful protests and violent demonstrations against law enforcement over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Mayor de Blasio has been very vocal this weekend about the protests, saying Saturday on Twitter that “structural racism haunts the lives of people of color.”
“What we’re seeing is an overflow due to decades of injustices,” de Blasio tweeted. “I see my own privilege and can only understand so much. I know enough to say that for the Black community every day is pervaded by racism. We will do better.”
Structural racism haunts the lives of people of color. What we're seeing is an overflow due to decades of injustices. I see my own privilege and can only understand so much. I know enough to say that for the Black community every day is pervaded by racism. We will do better. pic.twitter.com/XAK7S0HxoO
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) May 30, 2020
So far, Mayor Bill de Blasio has yet to publicly comment on his daughter’s encounter with the authorities.