The New York City Mayor’s Office of Public Works has been accused of using “hailmary” to discredit the protest against a new regulation aimed at protecting people with HIV/AIDS.
The tweet on Sunday morning by Mayor Bill de Blasio was deleted by the mayor’s office Monday morning.
It’s not clear why de Blasio deleted the tweet.
It was not immediately clear if the tweet had any political significance.
HuffPost has reached out to the New York Mayor’s office for comment.
The tweet came amid an outcry from people who say the regulation is unfair to people with disabilities.
A protest against the regulation in Manhattan on Sunday afternoon was met with chants of “Hail Mary,” “Stop the regulations!” and “Kill the regulations.”
The protesters were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
One person was arrested after being dragged by police from the park, where the protest had been scheduled to begin, according to the NYPD.
De Blasio has been a staunch supporter of the regulation.
In September, he wrote on Twitter, “I have made no secret of the fact that I’m against regulations like this.
They’re not needed.
They’ll never stop us.”