Anger Over Sandy Relief Funding Spurs NJ Protest
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Protesters upset with how the state is distributing relief funding for Superstorm Sandy victims have taken their complaints to New Jersey’s capital city.
The Occupy Sandy New Jersey group arrived in Trenton on Saturday morning and planned to camp out in an area across the street from the Statehouse. Group leaders said participants planned to stay there until Tuesday, when Christie is due to be inaugurated for his second term.
About 20 people were on scene by early Saturday afternoon, and more came as the day progressed.
The group claims middle class and poor people have not received their fair share of funding. It also claims black and Latino applicants have been disproportionately rejected for resettlement and construction grants and the needs of southern Jersey has been overlooked.
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