New York, NY - Councilman Barron Interrupts Event In Shouting Match With Jeff Wiesenfeld [video]
New York, NY - New York City Councilman Charles Barron and a city university trustee have gotten into a shouting match in the middle of a groundbreaking ceremony.
Councilman Charles Barron Barron got up to the podium at the Tuesday event and accused Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials of disrespecting him.
City University of New York trustee Jeffrey Wiesenfeld stood up from his seat in the front row and accused Barron of being disruptive. The two men shouted at each other for several minutes.
Barron claimed afterward that he was originally seated in the audience instead of the event podium and that students he brought with him were not allowed into the event.
The groundbreaking was for the $259 million Fiterman Hall at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. The school had been condemned since the Sept. 11 attacks.
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