New York Police on Sunday arrested an anti-lockdown leader in connection with the attack of a Jewish journalist at a protest in Brooklyn last Wednesday, as the city fined five synagogues $15,000 for violating COVID-19 restrictions.
Heshy Tischler filmed the moment he was taken into custody, apparently one day before he was due to turn himself in on Monday accused of inciting to riot and unlawful imprisonment when Jewish Insider reporter Jacob Kornbluh was allegedly targeted.
Borough Park saw angry protests by Hasidic Jews this week after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he was partially shutting down the neighborhood to stem a second wave of COVID-19.
'I called, I even spoke to the chief. They tricked me,' he is heard complaining to cops on Sunday. 'They're telling everybody that I was supposed to be arrested tomorrow.'
'They tricked me,' Heshy Tischler (left) is heard complaining to cops on Sunday. 'They're telling everybody that I was supposed to be arrested tomorrow.' He was charged with inciting to riot and unlawful imprisonment over the attack of journalist Jacob Kornbluh (pictured right)
'You are moyser (snitch). Everybody scream 'Moyser!'' Tischler yelled at Kornbluh on Wednesday on Borough Park, Brooklyn
On Friday, Tischler shared a clip on Twitter explaining that Pastor Mcall & Jeffry Davis would be taking him into the 66th Precinct on Monday.
The same day NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio – who Tischler's Next News Network has referred to as Adolf De Blasio – said they were close to making an arrest. Kornbluh claimed he was labelled a 'Nazi' and 'Hitler' when he was attacked Wednesday.
It took place after Tischler was given a hero's welcome as he arrived at the protest night and spoke to the press about how Kornbluh and another Jewish journalist, Berish Getz, were liars.
'You are moyser (snitch). Everybody scream 'Moyser!'' Tischler yelled at Kornbluh.
Earlier in the day, he had taken to Twitter to hold up a picture of Kornbluch and say: 'You know where rats belong. Jacob Kornbluh is a rat.'
Jacob Kornbluh (hooded left) is chased away and accused of being a snitch as Orthodox Jewish people gather in Borough Park. Right, people burn their masks at the protest
The NYC Council Speaker has condemned the treatment of Kornbluh at the protest last week