NEW YORK (AP) — About 100 protesters shouting "This is what democracy looks like!" stormed a hotel ballroom where billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg was addressing an economic forum and accused him of ignoring the concerns of working-class people.
A few minutes into the mayor's speech Tuesday, the demonstrators charged in, chanting and waving signs that said, "Mayor Bloomberg, talk to us about the future of NYC!"
Protesters said the demonstration was organized by a coalition that advocates for communities. They said Bloomberg, founder of the Bloomberg LP financial information company, has favored the rights of rich developers over those of working-class people.