A coalition of teams has introduced it will likely be protesting in opposition to President Donald Trump’s go to to Minneapolis, Minnesota, as he continues his 2020 re-election marketing campaign.
Members from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Anti-War Committee, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union will maintain reveal in opposition to Trump’s political rally in a protest on the Target Center from 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10.
In a press convention asserting the protest, Kent Mori, spokesman for the Anti-War Committee, inspired others to hitch the coalition with a purpose to “protest Trump and his racist policies.”
“The Anti War Committee have been fighting Trump’s provocations since before he was even president, when he came down the escalator and made his first racist announcement about our brothers and sisters across the border in Mexico,” Mori added.
“He clearly signaled what he was going to do vis-à-vis the border wall and the concentration camps at the border with kids in cages.”
Shane Clune, an AFSCME member, stated they are going to be protesting in opposition to Trump as a result of he’s an “enemy of the unions” and an “enemy of the working class.”
“We recognize that ‘America First’ is a racist lie. We have more in common with the workers in China, or Mexico, or Venezuela, or Iran than we do with a CEO in San Francisco, a trust fund kid in Manhattan or some piece of trash in the White House,” he stated.
“We see via his lies and we all know what he serves. He spreads xenophobia and nationalism to divide the American working class in opposition to the world, and spreads racism and misogyny to divide the working class in opposition to itself.
“He is a symptom of a illness. The illness shouldn’t be him, the illness is his ideology and the illness is the category that he serves.”
In 2016, when he was operating for president, Trump informed a crowd in Minneapolis how the democratic state of Minnesota has an issue with “massive numbers of Somali refugees coming into your state with out your information, your assist or approval.”
Ahead of his go to, Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey described how “beneath unusual circumstances” it will be an honor to welcome a sitting president to the town.
“But these aren’t unusual circumstances,” Frey stated in an announcement, by way of MPR News. “Since taking workplace President Trump’s actions have been reprehensible and his rhetoric has made it clear that he doesn’t worth the views or rights of Minneapolis’ various communities.
“While there is no legal mechanism to prevent the president from visiting, his message of hatred will never be welcome in Minneapolis.”
The protest arrives amid controversy surrounding the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis asserting they are going to be promoting “Cops for Trump” t-shirts after being informed they might not be allowed to put on their uniforms off-duty whereas exhibiting assist for the president on the rally.
Lt. Bob Kroll, Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis president, claimed the uniform ban determination from the Minneapolis Police Department was stored “completely secret” from the union.
“We believe it infringes upon the federation’s rights to have influence in the political process, and let them know where our federation stands and who our federation endorses,” Kroll informed CBS Minnesota.
“We’re going to be there in full force, in T-shirts, letting people know that off-duty officers do have support for our president.”