Al Sharpton: De Blasio’s Call to End Protests ‘Ill-Defined’

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Rev. Al Sharpton is poking New York City mayor Bill de Blasio after he called for a halt in protests against law enforcement until after the two police officers who were murdered have their funerals.

“Is a vigil a protest? Is a rally?” Sharpton told Reuters when asked about his response. He added that de Blasio’s remarks were “an ill-defined request.”

According to Reuters, Sharpton indicated that he would not change his plans to host prayer vigils at the scene of Eric Garner’s death this weekend at the hands of police officers.

BuzzFeed News reported that Sharpton is hosting an additional rally on behalf of Michael Brown.

“We had planned some things around the Garner family and the Brown family, who are getting ready to spend their first Christmas without a loved one,” Sharpton said. “Those events were planned before this despicable act and they will take place, but whatever we do, we will include the families of the police officers.”