NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City street vendors marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday, calling for financial relief during the coronavirus pandemic.
Vendors were joined by elected officials as they headed towards City Hall.READ MORE: Political Consultant: New York State's Impeachment Of Gov. Cuomo 'Could Get Very Ugly'
They want the City Council to pass a resolution to end alleged police harassment and remove what they believe is an outdated cap on the number of available permits.
Vendors say this will help boost sales, which are down as much as 80-90%.Exclusive Video: Good Samaritans Rescue Wheelchair-Bound Man Who Somehow Fell On Union Square Subway Tracks
“This is a part of our history here in New York, and what we’re asking for, for a community of immigrants that were rejected from any support from the federal government, is for this kind of humanitarian relief,” New York City Council member Carlos Menchaca said.
Thursday also happened to be International Street Vendor Day.
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