Staten Islanders protest Trump
On the steps of Borough Hall.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – November 12, 2016 – More than 80 community members of all races, ethnicities and political views rallied today at Staten Island’s Borough Hall, calling on America’s political leaders to renounce hate and bigotry, starting with President-elect Donald Trump whose presidential campaign was based on inciting intolerance and inflaming racial tensions.

Cesar Vargas of La Colmena - and his mother, both of whom may be deported.
Cesar Vargas of La Colmena – and his mother, both of whom may be deported.
Delfina Vannuchi of Peace Action Staten Island (PASI)
Delfina Vannuchi of Peace Action Staten Island (PASI)

Organizations participating in the protest included the Staten Island Democratic Association (SIDA), the Staten Island chapter of the NAACP, Peace Action Staten Island (PASI), La Colmena, and El Centro del Inmigrante, a storefront immigrant workers’ center in Port Richmond, Staten Island.

Several unaffiliated community members also spoke at the protest.

 

Tammy Greer Brown (r), education chair of the Staten Island chapter of the NAACP.
Tammy Greer Brown (r), education chair of the Staten Island chapter of the NAACP.


CONTRIBUTOR

Thomas Altfather Good
Thomas Altfather Good

A freelance photojournalist from Staten Island who covers labor and civil rights, and is a member of the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981. 

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