BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – The NYPD raided an illegal open-air “flea market” operating in Squad member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district earlier this week, confiscating counterfeit goods and other items.

But some sellers have thumbed their noses at law enforcement and are back on the streets peddling their merchandise.

The sellers, many of whom are reported to be migrants, have been blocking sidewalks in the Queens neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst, shilling various items such as second-hand goods and clothes.

“After I found out about this, I was outraged!” exclaimed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “When I was told they were selling counterfeit goods, I realized that they didn’t lower their prices when I bought something from them because they respect me, it’s because I was buying some inferior junk! So if they don’t give me a full refund, I will refrain from criticizing the cops for doing their job!”