By Associated Press - Sunday, August 9, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was booed as he marched in the annual Dominican Day Parade.

Some revelers said at the parade Sunday in Manhattan that the mayor should apologize for comments he made in June that criticized the Dominican Republic’s immigration policies.

Many in the city’s Dominican community were offended when de Blasio condemned the expulsion of thousands of people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic.

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians have feared being deported from the Dominican Republic amid the immigration crisis.

Last month, de Blasio called the Dominican government’s threat of expulsion “illegal,” ”immoral” and “racist.”



Parade attendee Miriam Vázquez was one of a few who booed the mayor. She says his comments were offensive.

De Blasio says the opposition “won’t silence me.”

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