Police officers in New York have turned their back on the city's mayor, Bill de Blasio, as he arrived at a hospital to pay tribute to two officers killed by a gunman.
According to the New York Times, the protest was encouraged by union leaders because the mayor has campaigned against "overreaching by police" under his predecessor.
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Mayor de Blasio was visiting Woodhull Hospital on Saturday evening to give a press conference on the murder of the two police officers.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted after his news conference:
New York City has a new mayor after Bill de Blasio was sworn in at a ceremony at his home just after midnight.
De Blasio's formal inauguration ceremony will take place at on Wednesday at City Hall, where former US President Bill Clinton will administer the oath of office.
Earlier Michael Bloomberg left City Hall for the last time as mayor of New York to applause and cheers.