During Mayor Bill de Blasio got heckled — HAHAHA! during his opening statement at tonight’s debate in Detroit, Mich.:
De Blasio getting heckled in his opening statement very on brand
— TA (@talter) August 1, 2019
According to reports, they were mad at him over his lack of action over the death of Eric Garner:
De Blasio may finally have gotten the breakout moment of his presidential campaign: getting heckled repeatedly during a national televised debate by protesters calling for him to fire the NYPD officer who put a man into a fatal chokehold during his first year as mayor.
— Anna Sanders (@AnnaESanders) August 1, 2019
And a few moments later, it appeared that Cory Booker was getting heckled as well. . .
Cory Booker was heckled but we couldn't make out what was being said. I came on Twitter to find out but no one's fully sure. #DemDebate
— Seref Isler (@seref_i) August 1, 2019
. . .but what happened is that the anti-de Blasio hecklers were still going strong:
Bill de Blasio getting heckled about he should fire Daniel Pantaleo (the cop in the Eric Garner case) in… Detroit… during Cory Booker's opening statement
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) August 1, 2019
Corey Booker opening statement interrupted by protesters chanting "Fire Pantaleo!" It's a reference to the NYPD officer involved in the Eric Garner killing. There was similar chants during de Blasio's opening but not quite as loud.
— USA TODAY Politics (@usatodayDC) August 1, 2019
I think the people shouting in the crowd are saying "fire Pantaleo," ie the cop who got off in the Eric Garner case.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 1, 2019