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Rent strike protests target Cuomo in NYC and Albany

Rent strike protests target Cuomo in NYC and Albany

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Frustrated tenants struggling to pay rent amid the coronavirus crisis took their complaints straight to Gov. Cuomo on Friday as they staged multiple protests across the city and in the state capital. As thousands of New Yorkers signed off on a planned rent strike for the month of May, demonstrators descended upon the Capitol Building in Albany and converged on Cuomo’s Manhattan office to demand rent relief. Massive banners hung from the 59th St. Bridge around midday made the message clear as demonstrators called on the governor to “cancel rent.” “A lot of people are suffering economically because of this crisis and we are asking for the governor’s support,” said Alavaro Paulino Jr., who led a mariachi band outside Cuomo’s Third Ave. office. Cars rolled by with signs calling on the governor to “make the billionaires pay” and “cancel rent” jutting from their windows as mask-clad protesters petitioned Cuomo to provide relief for “excluded workers” that would include undocumented…
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