Gov. Cuomo calls for peace after night of violent rallies related to death of George Floyd

Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged peace in the wake of Friday night's violent protests over the restrained death of George Floyd.

News 12 Staff

May 30, 2020, 6:00 PM

Updated 1,460 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged peace in the wake of Friday night's violent protests over the restrained death of George Floyd.
Along with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Cuomo is calling for an independent investigation of the protest. He says the non-political report will be done in 30 days by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
Cuomo also noted that the coronavirus pandemic is largely affecting communities of color.
He says he is working to focus in on "hot spot" zip codes in the Bronx and Brooklyn. These communities have large percentages of the population getting infected with COVID-19 and are mostly low-income minority residences.
Cuomo urged everyone protesting to wear masks to help contain the spread of the virus.
 
The governor ended his Saturday press conference by speaking about how front-line workers aren't just black or Hispanic. He says they are simply front-line heroes.
Cuomo then signed a bill that gives death benefits to the families of front-line workers that lost their lives fighting the virus.
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