Protest Against Trump’s Immigration Policies Ends In Arrests At Trump Tower

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Twenty-five people have been arrested after activists opposing President Donald Trump’s immigration policies staged a protest inside Trump Tower, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.

Protesters took over the lobby of Trump Tower for about an hour Thursday afternoon, Jones reported.

Postings on Twitter and elsewhere show protesters unfurling a large banner that reads “No Raids” from the second floor of the building’s atrium.

A video also shows a sit-in on the marble floor near a bank of elevators. Demonstrators held signs saying “No Ban” and No Wall.”

There was no response to a message left with the Trump Organization.

The NYPD and Secret Service have beefed up security at Trump Tower since the president’s election, but the atrium remains open to the public.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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  1. Good for them. MORE passive resistance. Work? NYC is a shift town. I doubt people were missing work. Or some of them were likely retired. Stupid trope about progressives not earning their keep .

    1. I wish people en masse were out in front of the White House and/or the Capitol building every damn day until this greedy, grifting traitor is gone.

      1. hocuspocus13 says:

        The “greedy grifting traitor” is gone

        He’s hiding out in Tahiti…

  2. Good! But only 25?

    1. hocuspocus13 says:

      I’ll double the good…

      Don’t these people have anything better to do

      Like…I don’t know…go to work!

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