New York lawmaker takes part in 'die-in' over tax plan

Hundreds of protesters gathered on Wall Street on Tuesday to protest the tax overhaul bill that is nearing passage in the Congress.

They held up signs and tombstones and chanted "Tax the rich and not the poor."

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James spoke to the group before they staged a die-in.

“It's the greatest theft in a very long time. It is nothing more than theft to the American people and all of us. All of us will suffer,” James said.

James claims the GOP tax bill is a scam that will only help corporations, however, a study by the non-partisan Tax Policy Center says individual taxes would be reduced, on average, next year by $1,600.

A few protesters were arrested after staging a sit-in at the doors of the New York Stock Exchange.  The NYPD says there were at least a dozen arrests at the rally.

A coalition that included unions, environmental and human rights groups took part in the rally.