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Andrew Yang Tweeted About Street Vendors And People Are Furious

New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang's suggestion that street vendor licenses aren't being properly enforced didn't go over well.

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Andrew Yang’s opponents on the left have another line of attack against the New York City mayoral candidate: Yang against street vendors. He tweeted on Sunday, “You know what I hear over and over again – that NYC is not enforcing rules against unlicensed street vendors.” The NYC chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America responded in a tweet saying, “No one is saying this but you. We don’t need more cops arresting street vendors,” and others on the left piled on. Food trucks and carts are primary sources of income for immigrants in the city. Providing more permits to halal carts, hot dog stands and churro vendors has been a long political battle. The following day, Yang apologized saying, “I love street vendors as many New Yorkers do. And I’m supportive of the measures to try and increase the number of licenses.” POLITICO New York

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