New York's city council held its first in a series of hearings about Amazon's HQ2 deal on Wednesday morning.
The council invited both New York City's Economic Development Corporation and representatives for Amazon to answer questions from members and the public.
City council members like speaker Corey Johnson and Jimmy Van Bramer slammed the lack of council oversight on the deal during their opening statements.
Protesters also made their presence known before being warned to keep silent.
Protesters swarmed City Hall as New York's city council held its first in a series of hearings about Amazon's HQ2 deal on Wednesday morning.
Amazon announced on November 13 that it would split its second headquarters between the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens and a region of Northern Virginia that Amazon has named National Landing.
Many New Yorkers were furious about the deal and gathered outside City Hall, with some eventually heading inside as the hearing got underway.
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