New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was met with loud boos as he walked on stage at a vigil for George Floyd in Brooklyn on Thursday.
Even as the introducer asked the crowd to respect de Blasio and his wife multiple times, many in the audience continued to boo him.
“Let us welcome with respect the mayor of New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray,” Rev. Kevin McCall said.
As the loud booing continued, the introducer said: “Again, again, again, we said respect! We said respect! Say it with me, respect!”
Mayor de Blasio has been harshly criticized for his pathetic response to the riots that have stemmed from George Floyd's death.
He has faced calls to resign over his failure to prevent violence from occurring in his city. Even New York Governor Andrew Cuomo slammed how he's handled the riots, threatening that he had the power to "displace" him.
De Blasio also received a large wave of boos when he arrived at the memorial, with people yelling at him to "go home" as he entered the stage.
Later during his speech at the memorial, people could barely hear what he was saying because the crowd kept chanting "Resign." Many New Yorkers even turned their backs on de Blasio during his speech.
A humiliated and frustrated de Blasio eventually just gave up, and handed the microphone over to George Floyd's brother.