Rally in Tompkins Square (230865)
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While it was politically convenient for elected officials to show up in Tompkins Square Park Monday night and encourage residents out for an anti-Trump protest to go vote, it was also a realization for the people that they will only have their voice heard, according to them, in the voting booth.

It didn’t take long for more protests to begin on the Trump administration’s second week on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It turned political as local candidates, who are either running for office or laying the groundwork for reelection, were leading a crowd of a few hundred residents in a rally calling for equal human rights and a protest against President Donald Trump.