No, Cory Booker did not get heckled. They were still heckling Bill de Blasio #CNNDebate

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During Mayor Bill de Blasio got heckled — HAHAHA! during his opening statement at tonight’s debate in Detroit, Mich.:

De Blasio getting heckled in his opening statement very on brand

— TA (@talter) August 1, 2019

According to reports, they were mad at him over his lack of action over the death of Eric Garner:

De Blasio may finally have gotten the breakout moment of his presidential campaign: getting heckled repeatedly during a national televised debate by protesters calling for him to fire the NYPD officer who put a man into a fatal chokehold during his first year as mayor.

— Anna Sanders (@AnnaESanders) August 1, 2019

And a few moments later, it appeared that Cory Booker was getting heckled as well. . .

Cory Booker was heckled but we couldn't make out what was being said. I came on Twitter to find out but no one's fully sure. #DemDebate

— Seref Isler (@seref_i) August 1, 2019

. . .but what happened is that the anti-de Blasio hecklers were still going strong:

Bill de Blasio getting heckled about he should fire Daniel Pantaleo (the cop in the Eric Garner case) in… Detroit… during Cory Booker's opening statement

— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) August 1, 2019

Corey Booker opening statement interrupted by protesters chanting "Fire Pantaleo!" It's a reference to the NYPD officer involved in the Eric Garner killing. There was similar chants during de Blasio's opening but not quite as loud.

USA TODAY Politics (@usatodayDC) August 1, 2019

I think the people shouting in the crowd are saying "fire Pantaleo," ie the cop who got off in the Eric Garner case.

— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 1, 2019


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