Last Sunday, thousands of people in and out of New York City took over Times Square for a rally our President, and we, shouldn’t ignore.
The NYPD sent up protest pens on Broadway, from 47th to 50th Streets, to accommodate the crowds that gathered for a rally called "Today, I Am A Muslim, Too," which was organized to show solidarity for the increasingly targeted Muslim community in America.
According to Gothamist, the call to protest yesterday was issued by an interfaith coalition, as well as former Trump 'buddy' and hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons.
The rally's featured four hours of speakers, including leaders from Muslim, Sikh, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist communities, as well as activists, entertainers, and politicians.
Almost everyone who rose to speak was meet with positive applause and cheers.
Susan Sarandon was met with ridicule, along with shouts of "traitor! We assume that supporting third-party candidate Jill Stein during the general election is the reason. Maybe, just a tad. She wasn’t alone, as the "End Broken Windows!" chant picked up during Mayor de Blasio's speech as well.
But his statement holds enough weight for us to pay attention.
"We are here to show middle America our beautiful signs and, through our beautiful actions and intentions, that they have been misled. They’ll see our rally; they’ll question their government," De Blasio said.
The rally seemed well received, along with being well funded. Free t-shirts were provided for early arrivals and Shepard Fairey posters printed on heavy stock handed out to anyone who wanted one.
Just saying, you know Trump's really pissed off New Yorkers when thousands of them willingly flock to Times Square, on one of the only nice days of the season, too. #ThanksTrump[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy AMNY.com]