NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio calls for pause in anti-police protests after killing of two officers

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio calls for pause in anti-police protests after killing of two officers
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After the shocking murder of two police officers in Brooklyn last Saturday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for a suspension in the largely anti-police protests that have swept the city — and the nation — following the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in Staten Island at the hands of police officers.

"Put aside protests," Mayor de Blasio said Monday in a speech. "That can be for another day."

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