Protests Erupt at NYC Mayor’s Mansion Amid Migrant Crisis

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Protests over the opening of new migrant shelters in Staten Island led to clashes between demonstrators and counterprotesters outside New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ official residence. Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa urged Adams to house asylum seekers at Gracie Mansion, but Adams abandoned the idea. Clashes were captured on video, with counterprotesters labeled as Antifa. Five individuals were arrested during the protest, facing charges ranging from obstructing governmental administration to assault. The incident highlighted tensions surrounding the migrant crisis in NYC, with over 100,000 asylum seekers arriving in the past year. Both Mayor Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul called for federal assistance in handling the surge of migrants.