Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Hollywood celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore and Rosie Perez are planning an anti-Donald Trump rally in New York, ahead of the US President-elect’s swearing-in ceremony next week.
“We are sending a message to Washington that we will fight, at every step, discrimination and harmful policies, today, tomorrow and every day,” Ruffalo said in a statement, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
Organisers say they expect thousands of New Yorkers to attend the event, put together by groups including Greenpeace and the liberal activist organisation MoveOn.
The demonstration is intended as a kick-off to organising opposition to Trump’s policies and support for cities taking their own approach on immigration, climate change, health care, workers’ rights and other issues.
Participants “are coming together to stand up for one another, as we will do every day, to protect the values we hold dear,” Ruffalo added.
The demonstration also aims to spotlight actions that cities can take locally, such as working on their own to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Demonstrators plan to rally outside Trump International Hotel and Tower.
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