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De Blasio Breaks Social Distancing, Poses For Biden As Thousands Gather Shoulder-To-Shoulder

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With the pandemic still raging and Americans pouring onto streets following President Trump’s projected 2020 election loss – the mayor of a city hard-struck by coronavirus broke social distancing for selfies.

Photos from around the country show large groups – with many people wearing masks but few social distancing – gathering to alternately celebrate or protest former Vice President Joe Biden’s projected victory over President Trump.

In New York City, outspoken Trump critic Mayor Bill de Blasio shared selfies with other New Yorkers, wearing masks but not socially distanced in a crowd. His office did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment.

Many people, not all, were seen wearing masks. And images showed large crowds of people flouting social distancing guidelines.

Earlier in the pandemic, de Blasio announced a smartphone app for residents who wanted report violations of social distancing to authorities. At the time, it was the nation’s largest COVID-19 hotspot. He also imposed fines on violators of up to $500.

He announced in April that the NYPD was breaking up the funeral of a Brooklyn rabbi that attracted hundreds.

“Something absolutely unacceptable happened in Williamsburg tonite: a large funeral gathering in the middle of this pandemic,” he tweeted at the time. “When I heard, I went there myself to ensure the crowd was dispersed.”

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