2 Sides Face Off Ahead of NYC Sugary Drink Hearing
Advocates on both sides of the New York City proposal to limit the size of soda and other sugary drinks in eateries are facing off a day before public hearings.
More than 100 protesters gathered on the steps of City Hall on Monday to voice their opposition. Many wore t-shirts that said, "I picked out my beverage all by myself."
Some protesters say they work for Coca-Cola; others are representing the restaurant industry.
Real estate broker Danny Panzella says he has no financial stake in the issue and is protesting because he's a libertarian. He carried a sign that read, "My Body, My Choice."
Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a separate event Monday promoting the proposal. He says the city's transfat ban met with similar resistance but is reducing fat consumption.