NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a show of support Sunday for the 200 men facing removal from their hotel-turned-shelter.
Multiple groups protested near the Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side.READ MORE: Laru Beya Collective In The Rockaways Brings Surfing To Kids Who May Not Otherwise Had The Chance To Try It
“The judge did not say they had to leave. The judge said she could not stop the city. So what we’re here to say today is, Mayor de Blasio, you are free to act with your conscience in this case now,” one protester said to cheers.READ MORE: U.S. Government Sells Wu-Tang Clan Album Forfeited By Convicted Hedge Fund Manager Martin Shkreli
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The demonstrators said the Radisson should not be used to help people already living in more-cramped shelters.