Daily News: Protestors Slam de Blasio Zoning Proposal

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zoning17n-2-webANDREW SAVULICH/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

The people’s mayor is quickly losing the people’s support on the Lower East Side.

That was the message delivered to Mayor de Blasio at Gracie Mansion on Wednesday by a group of more than 100 angry, sign-wielding people protesting proposed neighborhood rezoning.

The predominately Asian, Latino and black demonstrators organized by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side carried signs that read “No more poor doors!” and “Mayor, we elected you!”

“Many of us voted for you because you said you would end the tale of two cities! You said you would fight for working families, but what happened?!” protestor David Tieu shouted as he stood in the bed of a pickup truck.

“You are promoting inequality! You are destroying our communities! You are destroying our city!” he added as his fellow protestors cheered.

 

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