Protests, vigils around US decry white supremacist rally

Michele Moreno
August 16, 2017

On Saturday, Republicans had joined Democrats in criticizing the president for not specifically calling out white nationalists.

New York City's rats have gotten much bigger ... and blond.

Trump is expected to visit the location on Monday.

Several anti-Trump protests have been organised via Facebook to take place close to Trump Tower.

Hundreds of protesters flocked to Trump Tower on Sunday to decry what they called the president's woefully inadequate response to the violent rallies in Charlottesville over the weekend.

He said he supported the president because of his views on national security, immigration and fighting radical Islamists and crime, among other issues.

Groups like Black Lives Matter were present at the demonstration, and demonstrators held signs that read "No Free Speech for Fascists".

In recent days, Trump has taken even more heat than usual in connection with the chaos that rocked Charlottesville, VA over the weekend. She said he emboldened the so-called alt-right, a wing of the conservative movement the blends racism, populism and white nationalism. In another incident in 2010, she said her son smacked her in the head and locked her in the bathroom after she told him to stop playing video games.

"He knows it's his base, and he doesn't want to alienate it". The building also served as the headquarters for Trump's presidential transition team, and was the site of Donald Trump Jr's meeting with a Russian lawyer who he believed was representing the Kremlin and had compromising information on Hillary Clinton.

Trump, facing mounting bipartisan pressure, condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis in a brief statement to reporters at an event at the White House on Monday.

A major protest against President Trump is expected to take place tonight outside of Trump Tower in NY.

"His response today was obviously pressured and weakly-worded", Halberg said.

Others across the country focused less on Trump and more on the rise of hate groups in the United States and frustration with Confederate statues and other symbols of white supremacy. The editorial does fault Trump for failing to respond as a "unifying leader", but it says the focus on his words is a "cop-out because it lets everyone duck the deeper and growing problem of identity politics on the right and left".

The grotesque model of Trump was claimed by gallery Bravin Lee, who said that the inflatable rat is "an enduring sign of resistance and ridicule".

New York City is, famously, a liberal bastion (with the notable exception of the borough of Staten Island).

On the steps of the Capitol, Cox spoke of democracy - at times talking over a protester defending the white nationalists at Saturday's Charlottesville rally, CNN affiliates KSL and KSTU reported.

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