A Queens councilwoman is being met with opposition over a plan to create vendor-free zones in Jackson Heights.
Rafael Samanez is with Vamos Unidos, who helped organize the rally. "When they say that vendors - a lot are immigrants - are dirty, that they bring rats, that's very anti-immigrant. That's very racist to say that."
The protesters say Councilwoman Helen Sears and other groups in Jackson Heights want to create vendor-free zones along 37th Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue, something they say will throw them out of business.