Pedro Espada Throws Cash at Protesters
Pol accuses protesters of being "hired goons" posing as housing advocates
Bronx Democrat Pedro Espada gave a group of protesters more than just a piece of his mind on Tuesday: He gave them cash -- angrily tossing crumpled bills at them during a shouting match.
The clash happened earlier this week in Albany, where Espada had gone to work on the State Budget.
In a statement afterward, Espada accused the protesters of being “hired goons” posing as housing advocates.
He said they were shouting epithets and blocking him from leaving the restroom.
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Published at 7:17 PM EDT on Aug 4, 2010