What was supposed to be nearly 1,000 protestors on Monday in New York City ended up being only a few dozen in the fight against Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban. Although their numbers were small, their message was loud and clear for the Mayor, who’s attempt to fight obesity comes in the form of selective food bans, instead of health education and nutritional training.
19-year-old Zach Huff, from the volunteer grassroots organization NYC Liberty HQ, organized the march on City Hall. Huff said the protest was created, “to send a message to Mayor Bloomberg and his administration that they can’t get away anymore with the ideas that they can tell us how much salt to put on our food or what size drinks we can buy.”
Huff expressed his concern to the crowd and shouted, “they already tell us how much water goes through each flush of the toilet and tell us what light bulbs we can buy- what are they going to tell us next, are they going to get in the bedroom?”