'Absolutely unacceptable': NYC mayor blasts crowds that gathered for rabbi's funeral

On Tuesday evening, photos began circulating on social media showing a large gathering for a funeral, reportedly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The funeral was reportedly for Rabbi Chaim Mertz, who died from COVID-19.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he personally went to disperse the gathering.

"Something absolutely unacceptable happened in Williamsburg tonite: a large funeral gathering in the middle of this pandemic. When I heard, I went there myself to ensure the crowd was dispersed. And what I saw WILL NOT be tolerated so long as we are fighting the Coronavirus," de Blaso promised.