Wear a mask: Joker spotted jet skiing around NYC amid massive BLM marches (VIDEOS)

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Given the theatrical quality to much of the civil unrest across the US lately, it should come as no surprise that a man dressed up as the Joker was spotted jet skiing in New York’s East River.

DC Comics stalwart and Batman arch nemesis (not to mention cliche halloween costume for the painfully unoriginal) the Joker was spotted blowing off some steam this weekend, apparently swapping the crime-ridden streets of Gotham City for the… crime-ridden streets of New York.

The villain performed a few deft turns underneath the Brooklyn bridge as, elsewhere in the city, Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests took over several city streets. 

The trickster villain’s appearance is the latest blurring of the lines between fiction and reality; the Joker’s arch nemesis, Batman, was previously spotted at BLM protests in Washington DC and in Philadelphia. 

Meanwhile, Marvel’s friendly neighborhood Spiderman was also spotted in New York, on the Brooklyn bridge at a BLM protest at the beginning of June, following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody on May 25.

A performative and theatrical air has accompanied much of the protests in the US of late, as the latest anti-police brutality protests drag on into their 64th day. It appears many are hoping caped crusaders can do a better job than the actual police. 

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