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Cuomo Speech Protest

A group of about ten protesters staged a brief demonstration in the lobby of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater Friday morning, just ahead of a speech by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The group chanted school-related slogans (“protect our kids not billionaires”) and held signs (“School Teachers Over Hedge Funders”) critical of the governor.

Police and Cuomo staffers prevented the protesters from entering the theater where Cuomo would be speaking.  After a police officer (unclear if he was NYPD or a state trooper) and Cuomo staffer Rodney Capel pushed a protester out, the remaining protesters left with less dramatic confrontations.

Here’s a brief cell phone video clip:

Coverage of Cuomo’s appearance is here.