BLOOMBERGVILLE BEGINSPosted: June 14, 2011
More than 150 workers, students and concerned community members have occupied 1 Centre Street in Lower Manhattan to protest the Bloomberg Administration’s drastic proposed cuts to the city budget.
Protests will continue through the night as protesters begin Bloombergville, a sleep-out encampment in the public spaces around Centre Street on the eastside of City Hall Park. Members of Bloombergville are coming together to send the message to the mayor: No Cuts! Tax the Rich!
After years of cuts that have diminished services affecting average New Yorkers across the board from transportation to healthcare to education, the Bloomberg Administration’s new budget proposes further cuts the people of the city can no longer tolerate.
Protesters pledge to sleep out through the night and the protest will continue indefinitely until the Bloomberg budget is defeated.