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NYC mayor says anti-police protests after 2 cops' shooting deaths are 'deeply divisive'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, visit a makeshift memorial, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
December 24, 2014 - 1:58 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says anti-police protests after the shooting deaths of two officers are "deeply divisive."

The mayor says protests Tuesday came during a "period of remembrance" as two families coped with deep pain and the city mourned the deaths.

De Blasio said Wednesday that chants by fringe elements comparing police to the Ku Klux Klan were not the voices of a credible cause.

He calls them "hateful words that attempt to divide this city in a time when we need to come together."

New York Police Department Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday by Ismaaiyl (IHSH'-mayl) Brinsley, who later killed himself. He was angry over the failure to indict white police officers in the killings of unarmed black men.

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