Politics

Protesters Storm Amazon Store In New York

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A group of protesters reportedly stormed an Amazon store on 34th St. in New York City in anger over New York’s deal to bring new Amazon headquarters to the state.

More than “100” people filled into the store on Cyber Monday, according to Pix11’s Cristian Benavides, holding signs and cameras while screaming and yelling profane chants. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Trump Gives Amazon Credit, Says ‘They Took The Best Deal’)

The state of New York’s decision to offer billions in subsidies and tax breaks to Amazon has drawn the ire of many on both the left and the right. (RELATED OPINION: Ocasio-Cortez Is Right: Amazon Subsidies Do More Harm Than Good)

Both Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Fox News host, Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson sharply criticized the state of New York, as well as the state of Virginia, which made a similar deal in order to attract the corporation to the Crystal City area.

Both New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Democratic Mayor Bill De Blasio have fired back at critics, arguing that the arrangement will create thousands of jobs for New Yorkers.

Follow William Davis on Twitter