Activists hold vigil against horse-drawn carriages, critical of mayor

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Activists fighting for a ban on the horse-drawn carriage industry have turned against their one-time champion Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages held a vigil Friday night along Central Park South.

The group says it is very disappointed in Mayor de Blasio because he hasn't kept his promise to shut down the horse-drawn carriage trade.

The mayor says, while he still supports the ban, he can't achieve it without the support of the city council.