NYC Mayor Adams warns about global 'movement to radicalize young people'

"I'm not going to allow that to happen as the mayor of the City of New York," Adams said.

Published: May 1, 2024 9:41am

New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Wednesday warned about a global movement to radicalize the youth, and he said he would not allow it to happen under his watch. 

Speaking at a press conference following the New York City Police Department's crackdown on protesters across college campuses, including Columbia University, Adams said: "There is a movement to radicalize young people and I'm not going to wait until it's done and all of the sudden acknowledge the existence of it. This is a global problem. And young people are being influenced by those who are professionals at radicalizing our children, and I'm not going to allow that to happen as the mayor of the City of New York."

He also acknowledged concerns about non-students, such as 63-year-old protest consultant Lisa Fithian, infiltrating the demonstrations against Israel on campus. 

"You don't have to be the majority to influence and co-op an operation," Adams said.

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