January 12, 2022, Manhattan, NY: As thousands face displacement, activists march on billionaires row, demanding a halt on evictions. The moratorium ends on January 15 and protesters are demanding Governor Kathy Hochul extend the eviction ban through the end of June 2022.
Protesters marched down Fifth Avenue chanting “No Evictions, No Cops, All Evictions Gotta Stop!”
In front of the offices of investment firm Blackstone, a Crown Heights Tenant Union member spoke to a group of about 100 protesters gathered,
We spoke to Crown Heights Tenant Union member that said “We’re demanding that Governor Hochul take us seriously, take tenants seriously, from protecting their homes. And extending the eviction moratorium beyond January 15th.
“Half of the real estate in Midtown is empty because they like to hoard it, in order to make as much money as possible. Because this is pretend to them. For us, this is our home. For us it’s our money. For us it’s our lives. For us it’s our survival. For them, it’s a game.” said the young passionate union member.
Because 200,000 households, which means, half a million people, are about to lose their home. We also want to abolish winter evictions, period. There’s no reason anyone should be sleeping on the street in the winter time. We also want them to pause the Good Cause Bill.”
The group also marched in remembrance for the seventeen lives lost in the recent devastating Bronx Fire last Sunday. Protesters marched to the Bronx building owners offices.
Video by Ken Lopez (FreedomNews.TV)