NYC protesters: 'This is an outrage, open our parks!'

At a protest in Midwood, NYC, families gather to protest decision to keep parks shuttered while other parks in the city have reopened.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Park (illustrative)
Park (illustrative)
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Elected officials and families in Midwood, New York City, gathered in front of Kolbert Playground on Sunday morning to demand NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio reopen playgrounds, amNY reported.

During the protest, children could be heard chanting, "Open our parks! Open our parks!"

According to the protesters, children in each community are playing together regardless, some of them without proper social distancing measures.

Councilman Kalman Yeger emphasized: "Children are already playing on our streets and are not social distancing — they are playing already in more dangerous conditions."

"All these children who don’t have a place to be, who are standing outside the parks in this filthy dirt on the side playing just so they can get the fresh air they need and being the closest they can get to in a park."

"Not every neighborhood has a Prospect Park that is open...this park has a gate and a lock on it and its been like this for more than 90 days and that’s an outrage."

"There is a double standard, we are supposed to be living in the fairest city in the world — why are some parks open and some not?"



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