President-elect Donald Trump may be a Queens native, but the borough’s residents will march to Trump Tower this weekend to show that they don’t agree with the rhetoric they have heard from his campaign.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is organizing the march that will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Northern Boulevard and Queens Plaza North in Long Island City. Participants will then march over the Queensboro Bridge to Trump Tower at 725 Fifth Ave., the incoming president’s residence and workplace in Midtown Manhattan.
Van Bramer is encouraging people to bring their own signs to the event, “Queens Responds with Queens Values.”
“We may not be able to reverse the results of this election but we can and should fulfill our obligation to resist all these things which have been explicitly promised and threatened by Trump and Pence,” Van Bramer said in a statement. “I fully support and am even encouraged by the hundreds of thousands of people who have peacefully taken to the streets all over the country.”
The councilman will also host Community Speak Out on Nov. 16 at the Sunnyside Community Services located at 43-31 39th St. Queens residents will have a chance to exchange ideas and connect with organizations working with the most vulnerable populations in the current political climate.
“[Donald Trump] may have been raised in Queens but he isn’t from here anymore,” he added. “Someone once said that together, all of us are stronger. I still believe that. And I also still believe love trumps hate. So now let’s get to work.”