09/06/2012 11:39 am ET

Soho Street Vendors Sue Over 'Illegal' Raid

TRIBECA — Five SoHo street vendors are suing the city for seizing their carts, tables and merchandise in a crackdown on Broadway this May that they say cost them money and violated their rights. 

The vendors, who are represented by the Street Vendor Project of the advocacy group the Urban Justice Center, said at a press conference Wednesday outside the First Precinct station house that NYPD officers unfairly issued them tickets on Broadway May 17 and then confiscated their property. 

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