Helen Klein

9/11 families jeer Rudy - Protesters say he’s not fit for White House

Protesters gathered outside the Bay Ridge Manor
while Giuliani was inside.

Source: http://www.parkslopecourier.com/site/tab7.cfm?newsid=18426872&BRD=2384&PAG=461&dept_id=552853&rfi=6

06/02/2007

9/11 families jeer Rudy - Protesters say he’s not fit for White House

By Helen Klein

Inside the Bay Ridge Manor, smiling supporters may have been toasting former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani with a bit of the bubbly and nibbling on slices of birthday cake.

But, it was a vastly different scene outside. Penned beyond metal barricades, across the street from the catering hall, which is located at 476 76th Street, protesters holding signs were making it crystal clear that they had little truck with “hizzoner,” who currently is running for the Republican presidential nomination and whose fundraiser was in full swing beyond the building’s brick façade.

Their purpose in protesting was directly tied to Giuliani’s presidential aspirations. As he tries to make his way to the White House, he is attempting to capitalize on his image as the hero of 9/11.