A crowd of a number of thousand anti-Trump protesters gathered at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night, and then stuffed Flatbush Avenue for a peaceable march to the Prospect Park West dwelling of Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York.
As the group made its method to Mr. Schumer’s constructing, demonstrators chanted “No Trump, no K.K.K., no fascist U.S.A.,” accompanied by the rhythms of drummers and percussionists.
Several folks in the group stated that that they had been moved to enterprise into the chilly night time after watching Mr. Trump’s supporters storm the United States Capitol constructing on Wednesday in Washington.
“What we saw was incredibly frustrating and tragic, and a lot of people are looking for direction,” stated Nina Svirsky, a trainer from Brooklyn.
Dozens of masked, uniformed cops monitored the rally; no arrests had been reported. After most of the group had melted away, the speak amongst some of these left turned particularly to the stark racial disparities in crowd management and enforcement that had been on show Wednesday.
“If it was us, we really would have got beat up, so we’re upset at that,” stated Alfred Martinez, 39, a Black man who stated he had come from the Bronx.
In Manhattan, a a lot smaller group gathered in Times Square, the place members of Refuse Fascism, an activist group, unfurled a banner with the hashtag “#OutNow!” and known as for the removing from workplace of President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
“We are out here today because what we saw yesterday was an attempted coup,” one of the protest’s organizers, Jennifer Sabel, stated by way of a loudspeaker.
Noting the group’s modest dimension, Ms. Sabel urged those that had been there to return on Saturday and to convey others with them for what she stated she hoped could be a nationwide day of protest. The demonstration ended after about an hour.
Emma Kaplan, one other Refuse Fascism organizer, stated that she and her compatriots didn’t really feel as if they may simply bide their time till President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. succeeds Mr. Trump later this month.
“The next 13 days, what we do now, is going to determine the future,” Ms. Kaplan stated. “We have to be out and not hope that this is going to resolve itself because yesterday actually showed where that leads.”