Updated: Jul 8
Wealthy celebrities in the Hamptons had a few unexpected visitors today, as protesters descended on the area to decry income inequality.
A group, some of them holding plastic pitchforks, was estimated at about 200 people, according to the New York Post.
Former presidential candidate and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a particular target. The billionaire had protestors outside his Southhampton mansion chanting, “Tax the rich, not the poor.”
The protest groups had disprarate demands, including raising taxes on billionaires, providing relief to taxi medallion owners, and recent proposed cuts to the New York state budget caused by a revenue shortfall tied to the pandemic.
Make no mistake, these protestors are aligned with BLM and other far left groups:
Very curious to see how Everytown For Gun Safety (his gun control lobbying group) and Shannon Watts (his “partner in crime” when it comes to gun control) react to this, as she in particular have been vocal about supporting these types of “protests“ and even giving protestors pointers so they don’t get caught and charged doing illegal activities. Now that it’s come to Mike’s doorstep, who wants a bet that he starts changing his tune like Seattle’s Jenny Durkan (also a friend of Bloomberg/Everytown) did?