Bridgeport brawl! Council meeting gets nasty

May 20, 2010 3:14:59 PM PDT
A political gadfly who was yelled at and shoved by Bridgeport City Council members at a meeting this week is demanding apologies. Cecil Young says he'll sue the two council members involved if they don't apologize for Monday night's fracas, which erupted as he complained about raw sewage at a housing complex and health benefits he claims the city owes him.

Video shot by Southern Connecticut Cablevision shows Young being told his time to speak had expired but continuing to berate council members. The video shows Councilwoman M. Evette Brantley and Young getting into an in-your-face argument, and Councilman Angel dePara Jr. pushing Young.

The council president says Brantley apologized to him afterward.

DePara says he can't comment because of a police investigation. No one's been charged.


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