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NEW YORK (WPIX) - As people across the country mourn the loss of two New York police officers, the officers' brothers in blue are protesting their treatment by city leaders.

Officer Rafael Amos and Officer Wenjian Liu were shot and killed execution style in their patrol car around 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Authorities say 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley was responsible for their murders.

After being ambushed by Brinsley, the two officers were rushed to Woodhull Hospital.

Following the attack, dozens of New York police officers gathered at Woodhull to mourn the loss of their brethren.

Once the news broke about the ambush, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called a press conference at the hospital.

While on his way to the news conference, the officers stood with their backs facing de Blasio.

De Blasio has faced criticism recently for his actions after a grand jury decided not to indict a Caucasian officer in the death of Eric Garner.

Many people say de Blasio failed to support his own officers and turned his back on the police department.

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