BOSTON (CBS) — Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has tweeted about protesters who have gathered outside her home. The mayor said she welcomes accountability but the protests are impacting her neighbors.
“My next door neighbor is a 96 year-old veteran who deserves his sleep & we have so many families on our street with young kids who are getting woken up by the hate every morning,” Wu wrote.
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I love this job & welcome accountability, but I don’t live in an isolated area.
My next door neighbor is a 96 year-old veteran who deserves his sleep & we have so many families on our street with young kids who are getting woken up by the hate every morning. https://t.co/EOxQ0tnVEy
— Michelle Wu 吳弭 (@wutrain) January 15, 2022
In a separate tweet, Wu said, “To have a chance at healing & building community, we can’t keep normalizing hate.”
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In response to another tweet, Wu wrote that “the protests outside my house are making me surer everyday that we’re doing the right thing. It’s a daily reminder of how we need strong policy to address deeply-rooted misinformation & fear-mongering.”
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The city is delaying its enforcement of the vaccine mandate on city workers. Employees who have not complied with the mandate will not officially be disciplined until nine days after the Saturday deadline, Wu announced Friday.