Banging Pots and Pans, Protesters Target Trump’s Return to New York

May 05, 2017

In New York City, thousands of protesters marched Thursday to the USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier on the Hudson River, where President Trump later met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. It was Trump’s first return to his hometown since the inauguration. Protesters banged pots and pans and chanted anti-Trump slogans as police cordoned off streets near the site of Trump’s visit. This is Jennifer Epps-Addison of the Center for Popular Democracy.

Jennifer Epps-Addison: “This is the most hateful president our country has ever seen. His work is targeting immigrants and young people and poor people and the elderly. And we’re here to build a country that really stands for every single person who lives within its borders. So we’re here to say we resist this regime, we resist the politics of hate, and, instead, we’re here to build a country that’s based upon opportunity and freedom and equity for everyone.”


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