Former GOP Mayoral Candidate Arrested in Migrant Crisis Protest


New York City Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa poses during his "Save Our City" Fundraiser at Thalassa on July 20, 2021 in New York City.
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Former New York City Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa was arrested on Sunday during a protest in New York City regarding the New York’s escalating migrant crisis.

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The demonstration took place outside the residence of Democratic Mayor Eric Adams at Gracie Mansion. Sliwa, also known as the leader of the Guardian Angels, urged Adams to uphold his June pledge of housing migrants in his home. However, Adams later clarified that his offer was only “symbolic.”

Sliwa expressed his disappointment, stating: “The next day he flipped his script and said he can’t do that. Who told you you can’t do that? You’re the mayor.”

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New York City has been taking care of about 100,000 migrants, and has been setting up new shelters. The city has witnessed an uptick in public demonstrations as New Yorkers express their concerns about migrants occupying public spaces.

Protester Angel Perez emphasized, “This is not left or right politics. This is a crisis that we have on our hands. This is why we’re here. To raise awareness.” Another local, Ted Bourniaz, added: “We’re all for legal migration. We all came from somewhere. But this is unacceptable.”


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