New York City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was arrested Wednesday morning at a protest against the closure of Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn.
De Blasio's campaign tweeted a photo of the arrest:
— Bill de Blasio (@deBlasioNYC) July 10, 2013
De Blasio has been a vocal supporter of the beleaguered hospital, which has been threatened to close due to financial woes.
On Sunday, he joined health care officials and nurses at a protest in Cobble Hill and called upon Governor Andrew Cuomo to prevent the hospital from closing.
“Don’t let this happen on your watch," he said. "Don’t let us lose more hospitals.”
De Blasio officially launched his bid for mayor in January.