Mayoral hopeful Andrew Yang was heckled and called “pro-cop” during a Tuesday night New York City bike ride protest into the police killing of Daunte Wright.
The Democratic candidate rode with roughly 150 cyclists from the Barclays Center into Lower Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge before he was confronted.
“Do not use our protest for your publicity,” a woman told Yang through a megaphone when the group stopped in Battery Park at about 7:50 p.m
“We don’t want you here. You’re pro-cop,” the woman said, according to footage of the encounter obtained by The Post.
Several members of the demonstration, which had thinned out by that time, then chanted “shame,” at Yang as he rode away.
Last month, Yang called for more funding for the NYPD’s Asian Hate Crimes Task Force amid a spate of violence against the vulnerable community.
Yang’s statement, made during a rally against anti-Asian attacks in Chinatown, was initially met with applause — but others in the crowd then booed and chanted “Defund the police,” according to videos shared from the scene.
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