How can NYC officials march with ex-head
of FALN terror group?
It’s amazing that during this worldwide war on terrorism, organizers of New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade at first chose to honor Oscar López Rivera as their “national freedom hero” [“Cuomo opts out of parade,” News, May 27]. On Thursday, organizers said López Rivera, at his request, will march “as a humble Puerto Rican and grandfather.”
Rivera is an anti-American convict who headed FALN. This organization committed dozens of bombings, officials say, including some fatal attacks in New York and other cities.
It’s amazing that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito apparently have no qualms about marching with him in the June 11 parade. And it’s amazing that while marching, this terrorist will be protected by the NYPD — even from terrorism. Amazing and truly outrageous!
Bill Viggiano, Williston Park