Friday January 24, 2020

Protestors gather outside Trump Tower as president comes home

Siobhán Brett reports from the scene outside Trump Tower as thousands of people gathered to protest at the US President's response to the recent violence in Charlottesville

15th August, 2017
Demonstrators at a previous protest outside Trump Tower Pic: Getty

Hundreds of white nationalists and had congregated in Charlottesville for an aggressive, war-mongering rally with the specious title “Unite the Right”. Many of those in attendance were armed. The rally – claimed by organisers to be the largest of its kind in 20 years – was tense and frequently violent.

On Friday night, predominantly male rally-goers marched carrying lit torches (a choreographed nod to the Ku Klux Klan) through the University of Virginia campus,...

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