ACT UP Targets Donald Trump with Massive ‘Die-In’ at Trump Tower: VIDEOS

The activist group ACT UP paid a visit to Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York City yesterday, staging a gun control rally that featured a die-in on the sidewalk. ACT UP NY, along with leaders from Muslim, Latinx and LGBTQ organizations, rallied against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s use of the recent massacre at a gay bar in Orlando to polarize Americans.

“The protest was organized by activist group ACT UP NY (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) to combat Trump’s use of the recent massacre at an Orlando gay bar to push Islamaphobia while meeting with right-wing, anti-LGBT religious groups to appeal to conservative voters,” according to organizers.

Activists yelled chants like “Donald Trump, Toxic Dump” and “Stop the Hate, Stop the Killing.”  Between the chants, multiple community members spoke about the effects of violence and hate speech on the LGBT community.

“It’s awful that Donald Trump is using the Orlando massacre to push his agenda of xenophobia and bigotry when in this case, the hatred came from an American who grew up amid the hateful religious rhetoric spread by Evangelical leaders and right-wing politicians,” said ACT UP NY member Brandon Cuicchi.

More photos here from Peter Fahrni. And here’s a whole gallery from Pacific Press Agency.

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