Protesters Interrupt Vallone at Hearing, Felder Offers Therapy

Intern Glenna Goldis is back at the term-limits hearing at City Hall this morning. She send this dispatch:

Soon after a tame opening to the second day of term-limits hearings here in the Council chambers, two protesters sprang up from their seats and drowned out Peter Vallone, Sr., who was testifying. Holding a banner, they faced Council members and yelled that Bloomberg was hurting democracy. (I couldn’t see the banner clearly, but it had the words "Bloomberg" and "no democracy.")

"The people have already spoken in two referendums," they chanted. Police officers hustled them out as they accused billionaires of ruining the city.

"Does anyone else in the room need therapy?" asked committee chair Simcha Felder.