A anti-Donald Trump #CrushTrump protest that took place Saturday in New York City saw a massive turnout. But protesters were likely surprised when they were joined by a few unwelcome supporters.
Groups of anti-Trump enthusiasts began their march to New York’s Trump Tower Saturday afternoon in Central Park:
#CrushTrump rally leaving Central Park towards Trump Tower https://t.co/3jMZ0qbq09— Brock Chainberlink (@Brock Chainberlink)1458408691.0
Trump Tower #CrushTrump NYC https://t.co/pzM4Gh1kIS— Cassandra Fairbanks (@Cassandra Fairbanks)1458411157.0
The best of #CrushTrump so far... https://t.co/T3hl1SorwB— T K (@T K)1458414001.0
Many protesters came equipped with a variety of creative and intentionally offensive posters portraying Trump as fascist Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and other things:
At one point, the marching protesters invaded city streets, but NYPD officers standing by quickly stepped in to clear the way:
A group of bold Trump supporters crashed the march, among them a black man loudly proclaiming his support for the Republican front-runner:
“Black people ain’t got nothing against Trump,” he said. “Al Sharpton don’t speak for all of us.”
The man was accompanied by two children, all carrying red, black and green American flags, presumably in support of the Pan-African Alliance.
The infiltration likely came as a shock to many of the protesters, as Trump is often portrayed by critics as an xenophobe and a racist.
(H/T: Bizpac Review)