NY Mayoral Candidate Burns Face Masks as Mandate Eased

New York City mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa set face masks on fire in Manhattan on May 20, to mark the easing of guidelines on the wearing of face coverings in the city.

This footage, streamed live to his campaign Facebook, shows the Guardian Angels founder torching the disposable masks on a Midtown street.

New York City has revised its reopening guidelines, advising that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks. More than half of New Yorkers were vaccinated by May 19, according to officials. Credit: Curtis Sliwa for NYC via Storyful