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: Campaign 2021: Early Voting Begins In New Jersey And New York City
“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: NYPD: 23-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death During Lower East Side Robbery
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The demonstrators said the Radisson should not be used to help people already living in more-cramped shelters.