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Occupation and banner drop at globe sculpture outside Trump International Hotel and Tower

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New York, NY – On the morning of Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, January 30, 2018; a group of activist women climbed inside globe outside Trump International Hotel and Tower at Columbus Circle in New York City, for an occupation and banner drop demanding and end to deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) denouncing Donald Trump’s immigration policies endangering lives and tearing families apart. The banner read: “Love No Border – Stop the Deportations”. They were joined by Reverend Billy and other members of their activist church. 

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Three women activists were arrested after climbing into the giant metal globe in Columbus Circle and hanging an anti-deportation banner,. The banner that was unfurled on the globe read “Love no border! Stop the deportations”, about 15 people took part in an “unscheduled demonstration” in front of the globe sculpture.

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The protesters are affiliated with New York City-based Reverend Billy Talen and the Stop Shopping Choir, according to the group.

“We are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities on four continents defending community, life and imagination” the group’s website reads.

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Parallel to this action, demonstrators inside Trump Tower in Fifth Avenue, were arrested after they protested the State of the Union address.

Activists, who are part of a movement called “Rise and Resist,” staged a sit-in in the atrium of Trump Tower, protesting what they called the “state of disgrace.”

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