New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters that he is "proud" of his daughter for getting arrested for her role in protests Saturday night in Manhattan.
She wants to see a better and more peaceful world," Bill de Blasio said.
Chiara was reportedly taken into police custody Saturday night for blocking traffic on Broadway — one of the busiest streets in New York City — while protesting against the tragic death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died after an officer knelt on his neck during an arrest on May 25.
Though law enforcement sources told the New York Daily News that Chiara did not throw anything during the protest.
"She was acting peacefully," de Blasio said during the news conference.