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"Protesters Take the Fight Against Donald Trump to His Backyard" on Bedford+Bowery

"Protesters Take the Fight Against Donald Trump to His Backyard" on Bedford+Bowery

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been protested with street artgallery shows, and even a piñata pummeling, but yesterday brought an unprecedented scene as an eclectic crowd of New Yorkers gathered outside the Republican candidate’s own Trump Tower, wielding signs calling to “END RACISM” and “WELCOME REFUGEES.”

At the intersection of 59th Street and Eighth Avenue, leather-clad socialists stood shoulder-to-shoulder with sober Iraq veterans, poster-wielding Hispanic organizers, and Jewish anti-war activists, while NYPD officers ringed loosely on the margins of the scene. The 700-plus crowd jostled good-naturedly towards the center of the plaza where the event’s MCs perched on the granite pedestal beneath a statue of Christopher Columbus. A marching band led by a strident drumbeat bolstered the already-electric atmosphere. (read more

"My Father is a Muslim Arab Refugee, and America is Breaking His Heart."

"My Father is a Muslim Arab Refugee, and America is Breaking His Heart."

"The Unexpected Cost of My Eating Disorder Recovery" on Bustle