While New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was making his rounds in the city to the check on the state of the protests and riots, his daughter Chiara was arrested at a protest in Manhattan on Saturday night.
Chiara de Blasio, 25, was taken to jail late Saturday night after the police had confirmed an unlawful assembly at 12th Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan, according to the New York Post.
She was allegedly blocking traffic on Broadway and refused to move, law enforcement sources said.
"That was a real hotspot, police cars were getting burned there, people were throwing and yelling, fighting with cops. There were thousands of people in that area at that time," the source added.
Meanwhile, the mayor was making his way around the city to see what the protests were looking like.
He tweeted: "Just checked on situation around the Barclays Center. Lots of protesters moving around and plenty of police presence. On my way now to check on Lower Manhattan."
And then again: "Just checked on Union Square. At this moment, limited protest activity."
The mayor's daughter gave the authorities the address of residence on East End Avenue—it turned out to be Gracie Mansion, the historical home of New York City mayors located on the Upper East Side home. But she elected not to tell the cops that she was the daughter of the mayor.
Her arrest was about an hour after de Blasio encouraged protesters to "go home."
"We appreciate and respect all peaceful protests, but now it is time for people to go home," de Blasio said at a press conference late last night at the NYC Emergency Management headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn.
"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. I have no doubt about that. It’s time to go home so we can all move forward."
The mayor declared on Sunday that anarchist agitators who had an "explicit agenda of violence" have taken over police-brutality protests for the purposes of destruction.
"It is a small number of people. It is well organized, even though many of the people are associated with the anarchist movement," de Blasio said in a City Hall press briefing.
“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 added, not making clear where these anarchists were coming from.
These well-organized anarchists are better known as antifa, who President Trump designated as a terrorist organization on Sunday.
De Blasio's daughter, who has plans to pursue a career in social work, was issued a desk appearance ticket.
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