Michael Moore And Mark Ruffalo Protest Trump (Photos)

Author:
Updated:
Original:
Michael Moore And Mark Ruffalo Protest Trump (Photos) Promo Image

Filmmaker Michael Moore and actor Mark Ruffalo joined protests against President Donald Trump in front of Trump Tower on Aug. 15.

At the end of his Broadway show, "The Terms of My Surrender," Moore invited the audience aboard two double-decker busses to join protests in front of Trump Tower, the Daily Mail reported. The busses were paid for by the production.

"We are here to perform a citizens arrest - well there's lots of police there, maybe they'll do it for us," Moore announced upon arrival.

Ruffalo also joined the protests, and said that Trump "allowed white supremacists, he's allowed the KKK, he's allowed Nazis to show their ugly face," according to the Daily Mail. "And we're here to show him that there's a cost for that, Americans have died for that."

The actor then took to Instagram to share a video of himself with Moore where he thanked him for his years of service and continued to blast the president for his remarks on Charlottesville, Variety reported.

Image placeholder title

“I want him to hear us,” Ruffalo said in the video. “I want him to know that an American killed on an American soil by a Nazi is not acceptable.”

“There is no equivalency. There’s no ‘many sides,'” Ruffalo continued. “There’s two sides to this: People who fight Nazis and Nazis. That’s it. We can’t allow Nazis to be a normal part of our society. We have to fight.”

Ruffalo then reportedly instructed crowds to chant the name of the woman who was fatally run over by a white supremacist in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. Crowds were heard chanting: "Heather Heyer! Heather Heyer!"

Actresses Olivia Wilde and Zoe Kazan were also seen at the protest, where Kazan called for an end to "white supremacy in the White House" and the cessation of "Nazi rhetoric in 2017."

Image placeholder title

While many protesters gathered in response to Trump's controversial statements on Charlottesville, many others gathered to demand the president stand up to Texas' planned legal challenge to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals legislation.

The legislation, which was enacted during former President Barack Obama's tenure, helps undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Texas has said it will attack the legislation in court unless Trump announces a phase-out program by Sept. 5.

Despite all the protests happening in front of Trump Tower, the president took to Twitter to say positive things about his homecoming.

"Feels good to be home after seven months, but the White House is very special, there is no place like it... and the U.S. is really my home!" Trump tweeted.

Sources: Daily Mail, Variety, Donald J. Trump/Twitter / Featured Image: Brad/Flickr / Embedded Images: Getty Images via Daily Mail, EPA via Daily Mail

Popular Video