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Source: Metro
Subject: Profiles of MRNY
Type: Media Coverage

War on Wall Street May 12

Thousands [including members of Make the Road New York] descended on the Financial District yesterday to protest the $400 million Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to cut from the city’s budget.

A coalition of more than three dozen labor and community groups organized the march that calls for big banks to pay, not civic workers.

"I’ve been so angry for so long," said Upper West Side resident Ilze Thielmann, 45, who marched alongside her 12-year-old son Malcom Thompson.

"I think it’s unfair schools can’t afford teachers," said Thompson.

Shouting “Our city, our streets!” some of the protesters tried to stage a sit in at the intersection of Wall and Water Street.

Police restrained the protesters and no arrests were made.

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