What happened in Boro Park, Brooklyn last week and why did it happen?
Some members of the ultra Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn are angry. They refuse to wear masks. New rules have put sections of Brooklyn and Rockland County back into lockdown due to an increase in coronavirus cases.
The sanctions have been met with protests, bordering on riots, as Andrew Cuomo was accused of using “dangerous and divisive” language against Orthodox Jews. The new restrictions involve not only parts of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City, but sections of Orange and Rockland counties also.
"The "red zone" rules started at 12:01 a.m. in the area that's 12.5 miles in diameter and generally covers eastern Ramapo north of Route 59. The area, which has among the highest per capita rates of active COVID-19 in the state, is one of 19 ordered by Cuomo to address COVID-19 hot spots." - Lo Hud
Todd Maisel is a resident of Brooklyn and a news photographer. He was there when masks were set on fire in Boro Park and is an eyewitness to the mayhem. Tune into Westchester Eye on the Radio tomorrow, October 12. 2020 at 3pm.
Maisel will be a guest. You can listen at WVOX 1460am or online at wvox.com.
Editor's Note: If you missed the show, it can be heard at this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYv6e2VGd1A