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    Posted December 8, 2012 by
    New York City, New York
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    Walking into a Protest


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     KLNYC123 photographed workers from the Build Up NYC and labor workers of New York, protesting in New York City's Time Square, on December 6. The protesters were demanding better pay and health care. 'They saw me photographing them and they started chanting, "Keep shooting, show the world,"' he said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Yesterday, Thursday December 6th, I was in Time Square New York photographing the Holiday Experience for my family back home. While I was looking through my lens, I notice a News Van; which is not unusual for that part of Manhattan, but there was a small crowd starting to build around it. I waited a moment, but the crowd was not doing anything out of the ordinary, so I continue walking around the square looking for Holiday themes.


    After a while, I realize that I was surrounded by blue collar workers. For this reason, I looked for the crowd around the News Van and this time they were handing out signs. With in seconds the workers started chanting, "Union, union, union!" Quickly, I started to shoot.


    What I had learned was this rally was organize by, Build Up NYC.  The District Council of Carpenters have formed an alliance with other building trades unions and SEIU 32BJ to fight for good jobs and responsible development.  Overall, their focus is to stand up for good jobs so they can move the country forward.

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