“Chiara de Blasio was ‘really chill’ during her protest arrest, witness says”
June 3, 2020 | 11:51pm | Updated June 3, 2020 | 11:53pm
Chiara de Blasio, 25, kept her cool on Saturday night and didn’t join in on chants of “NYPD suck my d–k” and “I hate the cops,” coming from some of the two dozen others inside the paddy wagon.
“She was really chill and never once boasted, ‘I’m the mayor’s daughter,’” said Arthiom Dos Reis Furtado, a 21-year-old student from Switzerland, majoring in music and business.
Chiara remained “tranquil” as she was busted with approximately 100 others on 12th Street and Broadway during a demonstration against the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
She had allegedly been blocking traffic on Broadway and was arrested after refusing to move.
“She looked annoyed but understood why she was arrested,” said Furtado, adding, “they gave the order for us to run away, and we didn’t.”
The Brooklyn resident said he only realized who his fellow detainee was after seeing news reports of her arrest and that he thought it was “cool.”
“Made sense she was protesting — she is half white and black like me,” he said.
He and the mayor’s daughter were separated once they were placed inside of holding cells. He said face masks were taken away from those arrested by the police.
The Post caught up with Furtado in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday after he was stopped by 10 cops while riding a Revel scooter.
Police searched his bike and ended up giving him a ticket for riding without a helmet. He accused the officers of racially profiling him.
“It’s a whole mess and disgusting,” he said, adding that he was not surprised by reports of police brutality, citing the 2014 death of Eric Garner on Staten Island at the hands of cops.
“This news goes around the world,” he said.
Mayor de Blasio previously said that he was “proud” of his daughter for taking part in the demonstration.
“I love my daughter deeply, I honor her. I’m proud of her that she cares so much, she was willing to go out there and do something about it,” Hizzoner said Monday.
“She was acting peacefully. She believes everything she did was in the spirit of peaceful, respectful protest.”
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