Occupy Sandy Protesting Outside New Jersey Statehouse Over Distribution Of Sandy Relief Funds
NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork) — Members of the Occupy Sandy movement were in Trenton Saturday protesting Gov. Chris Christie’s distribution of hurricane relief funds.
Organizer Nate Kleiman told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith that the group plans to stay visible, just across from the State House until after Christie’s second inauguration on Tuesday.
“We’re going to be here 27/7 until then,” Kleiman said.
Occupy Sandy members claim there are inequalities in the funding distribution based on economic and racial lines.
“There are entire counties like Cumberland County in south Jersey that the residents are ineligible for most of the federal funds that’s being administered by New Jersey,” Kleiman told Smith.
The protest comes just as the mayor of Hoboken made allegations that Gov. Christie’s administration threatened to withhold Sandy funding if she did not back a reconstruction project that Christie is in favor of.
So far about 20 protesters have gathered and Kleiman said he expects dozens more over the next few days.
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