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Illegal rave at NYC bridge after BLM protest got ‘out of control’

Hundreds ignored social distancing as they partied under the Kosciuszko Bridge in Brooklyn on Saturday night.

Many went without their masks as they danced close together to records spun by DJ Mazurbate.

The event had originally been to promote the Black Lives Matter movement, according to Guest of a Guest, but things ‘spiralled out of control.’ 

One person could be seen wearing a ‘F**** 12′ t-shirt – an anti-police phrase, the ’12’ specifically referring to the drugs unit – and there were other signs in support of BLM.

Another musician, Mike Simonetti, later tweeted that he had been asked to DJ for the event but had declined due to the pandemic.

‘OK so i was asked to play that party under the bridge last night, and i turned it down. My father died alone because of Covid. My mother was not allowed to see him until hours before he could die in hospice.’ Simonetti wrote.

‘I saw it as a disrespect to both my mother and everyone else who is going through what she went through. Imagie (sic) being married for 50 years and not being able to see your husband on his death bed?’ 

Last weekend Governor Andrew Cuomo ripped into a concert headlined by The Chainsmokers in the Hamptons which saw more than 3,000 revellers attend.

Cuomo tweeted: ‘Videos from a concert held in Southampton on Saturday show egregious social distancing violations. I am appalled.

‘The Department of Health will conduct an investigation. We have no tolerance for the illegal & reckless endangerment of public health.’ 

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