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Hundreds of pitchfork-wielding protesters gathered outside billionaires' Hamptons mansions to demand a wealth tax

Posted on AllSides July 31st, 2020
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Hundreds of New Yorkers wielding pitchforks marched through the Hamptons Thursday, demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo raise the taxes of the area's ultrawealthy vacationers.

Over 200 attended the march that was organized by a coalition of activist groups including New York Communities for Change, New York Communities for Change, News Guild (CWA), and Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, according to a statement emailed to Business Insider.

The economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus crisis has strengthened calls for a wealth tax, especially in New York, where Rep. Alexandria...

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