DC Holds Demonstration Against Donald Trump
Hundreds showed up to join a public demonstration against Donald Trump in Washington DC. The Demonstration denouncing recent derogatory comments Mr. Trump made towards the immigrant community, was organized by elected officials, community leaders, and others. The demonstration lasted 1 hour. Organizers were convened at Freedom Plaza and marched to 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue, the site where Mr. Trump is scheduled to open a Hotel in 2016. Organizers are asking for a public apology from Mr. Trump, who called Mexican and other immigrants criminals and rapist, when he announced he was running for President of the US on the Republican ticket. List of speakers included: U.S. Representative (Shadow) Franklin Garcia, District of Columbia U.S. Senator Paul Strauss, District of Columbia U.S. Senator Michael D. Brown, District of Columbia, DC Councilmember David Grosso, Maryland State Delegate Ana Sol Gutiérrez, Maryland State Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Arlington County Board Vice President J. Walter Tejada, DC Latino Caucus President Gabriela Mossi, LGBT Community Activist Jose Gutierrez, Activist Hector Rodriguez, Petition Activist Erick Sanchez, and Union Leaders. The demonstration took place on July 9th, 2015.