Hecklers Storm The Stage During Speech By NYC Mayor Adams

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams speaks during a press conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall July 19, 2021 in New York to announce the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking & Crime Prevention Act. - The Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking & Crime Prevention Act is a bill that seeks to address the illegal transfer of guns across state lines, by establishing gun trafficking as a federal crime. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

Hecklers stormed a stage where New York City Mayor Eric Adams was speaking, accusing him of being bought by the rich.

On Tuesday, during a “power breakfast” held by the Association for a Better New York, Adams gave a speech outlining updates on progress made by the city under his tenure. In the middle of the speech, a group of hecklers stormed the stage, placing themselves within arm’s length of the mayor, video showed.

“How much money do you take from the rich?” the protesters chanted.

“We need a new mayor!” others shouted.

The protesters shouted complaints about rent and landlords, and security quickly retook the stage and dragged them off.

The left-wing group Planet Over Profit claimed responsibility for the incident.

“This was us. Landlord Adams is torching our city so he can keep eating out of real estate lobby’s hands. He gutted the city’s Green New Deal, Local Law 97, so the rich can get richer. Enough is enough. Let’s get us a better mayor,” they wrote on X.

Read the full story in The Washington Examiner.