Chris Hayes Says Cuomo and de Blasio are Trying to ‘Gaslight the Public’ on Police Beating Protesters

Chris Hayes Says Cuomo and de Blasio are Trying to ‘Gaslight the Public’ on Police Beating Protesters

MSNBC host Chris Hayes took New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to task on Thursday night for falsely claiming that New York police hadn’t beaten protesters despite video evidence to the contrary.

In recent days, several videos have surfaced on social media showing NYPD officers whacking peaceful protesters with batons, including a “horrifying” viral clip of three officers bludgeoning a cyclist on Wednesday night. The latter video prompted widespread outrage—except from the governor and mayor.

Noting that Wednesday night’s New York protest over George Floyd’s death devolved into violence because “the NYPD started beating people,” Hayes went on to highlight several incidents captured on video by protesters and journalists.

“In fact, the public advocate of the City of New York, Jumaane Williams, was present at the protest and live-streaming,” he said. “A New York Times reporter was following the crowd and documenting the peaceful protest in the march of Brooklyn.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Read the full article at The Daily Beast.

Contemptor Staff

Contemptor Staff