UPDATE Feb 24, 2017- Poor “Wilhelm Jr”. Things just keep getting more and more complicated: U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office to grill Mayor de Blasio over fund-raising probe.
January 16, 2017. 3:30 pm Outside NY City Hall . A Protest/Rally was led by a Coalition to Protect Chinatown and LES (the Lower East Side) on Martin Luther King Federal Holiday as they demanded racist Mayor Bill de Blasio STEP DOWN.
Seems the Commies at “Citywide Alliance Against Displacement” no longer like their Commie Mayor (go figure)
For the truth about Comrade deBlasio – ignored by the media – see America’s Survival Inc pre election expose- HERE
The Citywide Alliance Against Displacement demanded Mayor RED BILL step down because he was guilty ( the say) of promoting racist rezoning plans that targeted communities of color.
PEOPLE FIRST! was their Battle Cry from in front of the “People’s House” aka NY City Hall This was the list of speakers…not sure they all actually spoke…. A few highlights are on the video playlist:
Many of the speakers (faithful followers of the Communist Party Line) said they came to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.‘s legacy of ﬁghting against racial and economic injustice. (sure. they . were)
The Alliance said it chose MLK Jr day to “reclaim it- this day” from politicians like Mayor RED BILL ….
They claim de Blasio (somehow) uses this holiday to cover up his racist policies (no examples were given of HOW he does this) .
Scroll through Press Release
The Citywide Alliance Against Displacement presented their list of demands:
1. End racism in city planning. Pass community-based “People First” plans like the Chinatown Working Group rezoning plan.
2. End public funding for luxury development, such as 421-a. Instead, use public resources to preserve and build more permanent low-income housing.
3. Stop privatization of public land and assets.
4. Mayor DeBlasio and those in City Council who also collude with developers to step down.
BUT …. where was Red Bill? They said heawas at a church – St Marys Episcopal – in Brooklyn. The protestors claimed that de Blasio was also using this Federal Holiday to urge New Yorkers to join him at a Midtown rally on Thursday January 19th (promoted by moveon.org
De Blasio took to Twitter to urge New Yorkers who have concern’s about Trump’s stances on immigration, climate change, healthcare and policing to come to the rally.This is a big celebrity event planned for Thursday at 6 pm (Columbus Circle- Trump Tower)
Whatever. The rally was really about housing. and rezoning. Scroll through re zoning brochure info
They claimed that de Blasio helped perpetuated New York City’s legacy of racism and displacement by encouraging luxury developments in communities of color. A real de Blasio hate-fest.
In Harlem, Williamsburg, Lower East Side and Chinatown, they said, communities are destroyed, tenants face evictions, small businesses closed and jobs lost due to high-rent and real estate tax increases in these neighborhoods.
Despite overwhelming community opposition to his plan (over 90% of community boards throughout the city rejected Mayor DeBlasio’s citywide rezoning policies) they said that de Blasio refuses to pass community-led rezoning plans like the Chinatown Working Group rezoning plan that would protect all of Chinatown and Lower East Side,
Scroll through Harlem Zoning release
The Citywide Alliance Against Displacement feels the MLK Jr’s legacy of Civil Rights should be one of ordinary people standing against injustice and racism and the investigations of de Blasio’s administration has apparently revealed a preference for developers who would displace The People.
Links to groups that were participants in the rally:
MLK Day City Hall Protest 2016
AND – last but not least- their helpful HINT to head for DC on the 20th:
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