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Protester Disrupts Cruz NYC Event: ‘To Receive This Right-Wing Bigot Is an Insult’

During a meet-and-greet at Sabrosura 2 restaurant in the Soundview neighborhood, Gonzalo Venegas, producer of the hip-hop duo Rebel Díaz, was escorted out of Ted Cruz’s campaign event in the Bronx on Wednesday. He yelled that Cruz is a “right-wing bigot” before being led out of the venue by New York City police officers.


“He cruised right behind our camera here,” NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard said. “Cruz just pulled up probably 15 minutes ago, and this man, this individual, started kind of following him all the way back to an area where Cruz is going back to talk to some people. And the man started kind of heckling him, in a low voice, but heckling him along the way. Finally when he got to the back of the room, the man started yelling. As he was walking out and being led out by the police, he continued to yell.”

“Ted Cruz has no business being in the Bronx!” exclaimed Venegas, who is also known by the name G1. “This is an immigrant community. We deal with climate change every single day, and he wants to say that it doesn’t exist. We live in one of the poorest congressional districts in the country. And to receive this right-wing bigot is an insult to the whole community."

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