In New York City, about 1,000 people rallied outside the Grand Hyatt Hotel Thursday to protest an appearance by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump at a Republican gala. Wilhelmina Perry was among those condemning Trump’s racism.
Wilhelmina Perry: “I think that the direction in which Trump has taken the country and exploded the negativity and the racism and the classism that we know exists—but it is not all right to deal on those values—he’s made it appropriate to do it. And I think that that is terrible. I don’t want to live in that kind of country, and I don’t want to see young people behind me have to struggle with that kind of a country.”
Police arrested more than two dozen people, including Democracy Now!'s own videographers, Charina Nadura and Juan Carlos Dávila, who were taken into custody as they attempted to film the protest. We'll have more on the action and their arrest later in the broadcast.