NY welcomes Trump with protests, security measures

When President Trump returned to his hometown of New York City on Monday night, he received anything but a warm welcome.

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Anti-Trump activists hold placards during a demonstration ahead of the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 14, 2017.

A large crowd gathered outside Trump Tower yesterday to protest against the US President's response to events in Charlottesville.

A block south of Trump Tower, police officers with bullhorns confronted protesters pressing against and straining the barricades, telling the demonstrators to step back.

For hours, protesters chanted "New York hates you!" and "Shame, shame, shame!"

Dante Plush, a 24-year-old public school teacher from the Bronx, said the events in Charlottesville were the catalyst for him to come out to Monday's protest.

Police earlier had swept in and cleared the area in front of Trump Tower, which is protected by a line of parked sand-filled sanitation department dump trucks lining the streets.

A draft itinerary to New York City law enforcement that was viewed by Politico says Trump is expected to hold "internal meetings" at Trump Tower throughout his stay. I'm going to be here every day to support Trump.

Beebe says the rat is an "enduring sign of resistance and ridicule" against Trump, specially designed for protests against the USA president. "There is no apolitical reply to what happened in Charlottesville!".

Bates came to Maumee with his family and said he felt compelled to do something after the violence in Charlottesville and Heyer's death.

"It's definitely hostile territory", said Renata Pumarol of New York Communities for Change, which condemns Trump policies that adversely impact low-income housing.

Americans have to be aware that when they play with fire in all parts of the world, support terrorist groups that serve their objective, openly strive to destabilize governments and help tyrants, the world will react to their domestic problems like the Charlottesville incident with indifference, and some people will say "they had this coming".

Trump on Monday said "evil" racists who use violence - such as the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and white supremacists - are "criminals and thugs".

But these newly blunt words did little to erase the skepticism raised by his initial statements.

Donald Trump was supposed to arrive to NY on Sunday, but the trip had to be delayed.

Three people were arrested amid the protests at Trump Tower Monday evening, the NYPD said.

"I'm actually ashamed to be an American", he said.

"He was just a normal dude" most of the time, though he occasionally made "dark" jokes that put his class on edge, including one "offhand joke" about the Holocaust, McGrath said.

"He should be a uniter".

The president is expected to return Wednesday to his Bedminster golf course to finish his two-week vacation.

In the end, Trump declined to give New Yorkers a show.

In Maumee, Ohio, a suburb about 10 miles southwest of Toledo, about 100 protesters gathered outside St. Paul's Church to denounce racism, CNN affiliate WTVG reported. Some of you have even followed through with subscriptions, which is especially gratifying.

"He avoided the people he's supposed to take care of", said Ashley Tsegai, 20.

Trump was not spotted on Monday, though protesters had already surrounded Trump Tower by 9 p.m. and welcomed him home by shouting, "Shame!"

  • Leroy Wright