NYPD tried to break up a huge Sukkot party in Crown Heights tonight — and met fierce resistance from ultra-Orthodox revelers pic.twitter.com/sS8VuDaAUo— Jake Offenhartz (@jangelooff) October 6, 2020
Some of these videos circulating from last night in Borough Park are pretty incredible.— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) October 7, 2020
At least when the lockdowns were done by zip code, people understood that, even if imperfect. Now, Orthodox Jews feel their neighborhoods are being singled out. pic.twitter.com/AzkeL3nyw8
Gothamist summarizing the events of last night:
Hundreds of members of Brooklyn's Orthodox community stormed the streets and synagogues of Borough Park on Tuesday night to protest new coronavirus restrictions imposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Pledging "war" on officials and public health guidance, demonstrators clad in black religious garb set fires along 13th Avenue and tossed masks into the flames. They chased away NYC Sheriff's Deputies while shouting "Jewish Lives Matter," video shows, and attacked a photojournalist attempting to capture the scene.
Also from this morning, a profile of one of the protest's leaders:
[He]is not Hasidic, like most of his neighbors; not a rabbi; does not profess to be learned and does not wear the community’s uniform for men of black and white and curled sidelocks. He works as an “expediter” who facilitates official permits and other paperwork for construction professionals, but he also runs a weekly call-in show on YouTube and Facebook. A yeshiva student as a youth, he served time in prison for immigration fraud. He ran for City Council, but got only 4% of the votes. Yet since the summer, when he gained wide attention among Orthodox Jews for taking bolt cutters to the chains around playgrounds in Hasidic neighborhoods, his profile has been rising.
And now tonight:
The Trump campaign flags are a nice touch as a mob attacks a journalist and chases him into traffic https://t.co/gHqpBCzjKb— Anthony L. Fisher (@anthonyLfisher) October 8, 2020
See, THAT passes the Brandenburg test. Intended and likely to cause imminent lawless action. https://t.co/ieZjLZMNBa— NonFriendlyTransferOfPopehat (@Popehat) October 8, 2020
Elsewhere, the type of leadership Notre Dame offers:
This is like literally telling college students that it is okay to succumb to peer pressure even when something is against the rules and dangerous. It is literally the opposite of every after school special. Bright minds spent days thinking up this horrible justification. https://t.co/3pLIaQyshP— Christopher Clary (@clary_co) October 8, 2020
Meanwhile in Berlin:
Almost three decades after the plans were first mooted, over nine years behind schedule and more than €4bn (£3.6bn) over budget, Berlin’s new international airport is finally ready to open its doors.
But the already tortuous birth of Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport (BER) expected to open on 31 October, and once hailed as a celebration of the ambitious German reunification project, has only been compounded by the decision to unveil it in the middle of a pandemic.
“biohazard” is what he’s called in japan. here in the west he’s “president evil”— The Fear 20XX (@TheYear20XX) October 7, 2020
I get that raising public awareness is important, but placing a symbolic transparent gravestone next to each candidate seems extreme https://t.co/NGsiQMGytp— Tom Gara (@tomgara) October 7, 2020
COVID-19 strike art from Australia, by Sam Davis. https://t.co/kz1THkxXd5 pic.twitter.com/6FHYNoybbl— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) October 7, 2020
I want this mask!!!! I’m sorry!!! But I do!!!! pic.twitter.com/5opWZ8vfRt— Kalhan (@KalhanR) October 7, 2020
Firmino smiling for a temperature test pic.twitter.com/jA3BOaklUJ— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) August 19, 2020