Politicians arrested at protest over NYC taxi medallion bailout

Elected officials hitched a ride all the way to jail with angry taxi drivers who blocked streets outside City Hall Monday to protest a debt bailout plan they said doesn’t go far enough.

Brooklyn Councilman Carlos Menchaca, Manhattan state Assemblyman Harvey Epstein and City Council candidate Shahana Hanif were among those slapped in cuffs during the rowdy rally that spilled into Broadway.

“They got crushed in debt and suicides because of lies, and the city can’t even promise to back up their loans. It’s unacceptable,” said Cesar Vargas, who is Menchaca’s deputy chief of staff. “Getting arrested and maybe spending the night in jail is nothing in comparison to what these taxi workers are going through.”

Politicians arrested at protest over NYC taxi medallion bailout

Elected officials hitched a ride all the way to jail with angry taxi drivers who blocked streets outside City Hall Monday to protest a debt bailout plan they said doesn’t go far enough.

Brooklyn Councilman Carlos Menchaca, Manhattan state Assemblyman Harvey […]

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