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Friday, 11 August 2017 16:42

Police and Protesters Mobilize for Trump’s Return to His Own Home

Written by  SARAH MASLIN NIR

President Trump is set to return to his own home Sunday for the first time since taking office, to sleep in his own bed at his triplex apartment atop Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.

On the agenda for Mr. Trump will be meetings high above the tower’s pink marble lobby. For New York, the visit, which is to span four days, will mean blocked streets and traffic snarls, increased security and police checkpoints, and — as might be expected in a city where less than 20 percent of the vote went for its native son — protests.

“We don’t want him here, and we don’t want him at the White House!” said Martin Quinn, 47, a member of Rise and Resist, an anti-Trump group.

The group is involved in the planning of two protests, one focused on health care and set for Sunday evening outside Trump Tower and an antiwar march on Monday that will begin at the New York Public Library at Bryant Park and end at Trump International Hotel.

Those are just a few of the demonstrations that have begun to take shape around New York since Mr. Trump’s plans were announced this week. Also planned are a gathering for “peace and sanity” at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn on Sunday morning, and the inflation of a giant, Trump-shaped rat by a Chelsea art gallery.

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