‘Fiscal cliff’ debate focus of demonstration in Rochester

‘Fiscal cliff’ debate focus of demonstration in Rochester

by Justin Murphy Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

While Sen. Charles Schumer and the rest of Congress dickered over a solution to the fiscal cliff impasse Monday, several dozen demonstrators gathered outside Schumer’s office in downtown Rochester to remind him they’re watching.The protest, coordinated for International Human Rights Day and carried out despite intermittent rain, included activists from Metro Justice of Rochester, the Rochester Council of MoveOn and the Band of Rebels. They advocated for higher taxes on the rich and continued support for Social Security, Medicare and other social programs.

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