Donald Trump’s anti-immigration agenda has sparked people to speak out against him. New Yorkers are planning to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a rally in Time Square. The event will include protestors who will speak out against Trump’s anti-immigration agenda.
Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton spoke on the Daily News and said:
“The nation is on the brink of going backward if we don’t push forward. That’s why it is important really to proclaim we will not go back.”
On Monday, prominent elected officials and civil rights leaders will celebrate King’s legacy at the National Action Network’s Harlem headquarters.
Rev. Sharpton said that it is important that New York leaders address Trump’s racism. The event will include Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio. Other elected officials will also be speaking at the event.
“We are holding those in power accountable,” Sharpton said, “which is why it’s important we have the officials address the racism of Trump and what they are doing in their officers to address racial and class inequality.”
Trump’s recent comments about “shithole countries” has also sparked New Yorkers to protest in Times Square. There will be a rally in Times Square at 3 p.m. to protest Trump’s comments.
“We’ve heard so many things from him via Twitter and otherwise that have been extremely troubling to our humanity,” Bernice King, the slain civil rights leader’s daughter, said in a Facebook live video posted Friday.
She hopes Trump on Monday will try to “suspend any effort at tweeting something negative or insulting.”
Trump should “use his Twitter account on the King holiday to really respect the spirit, the heart, and legacy of Dr. King by tweeting positive and uplifting messages.”