Anti-maskers heckled city health officials during a southern Brooklyn press conference meant to address a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases on Friday — forcing the medical professionals to cut the gathering short.

Various officials leading the charge against the virus within the Five Boroughs met at Gravesend Park shortly before noon, ostensibly to alert community members about new measures in response to the spike of cases in Brooklyn and Queens — but shortly before things kicked off, local resident and amateur radio host Heshy Tischler showed up filming himself bombastically denying the continued existence of COVID-19 in the area.

Dr. Dave Chokshi speaks about an increase of COVID-19 cases in parts of the city, as local resident, Heshy Tischler heckles him. (Photo by Paul Frangipane) Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City



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