Protesters denounce Trump's first presidential NY home visit

Protesters gathered outside Trump Tower in May after the president fired FBI Director James

Trump blamed "many sides" for the violence and did not condemn neo-Nazi elements involved by name until several days later.

They are angry it took 48 hours for the president to specifically call out the hate groups responsible for the vehicle attack in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazi's, white supremacists", said Trump during a press conference.

Protestors lined the block in front of Trump Tower. These include Trump's war of words with North Korea, the continued effort to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, and the ongoing investigation into Russia's 2016 election interference.

Instead, the Manhattan billionaire and real-estate-mogul-turned-commander-in-chief will face countless protests organized by the so-called "Resistance movement" during his three-day visit, as the city braces for a potentially catastrophic impact on the subway system-which is already facing what Governor Andrew Cuomo calls a "summer of hell".

No protesters could be seen from the motorcade along the way, as many were gathered on a different street from the motorcade's route.

Maribeth Whitehouse, a teacher from New Rochelle, New York, said she hoped the protest would "show what America stands for" after the events in Charlottesville.

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Police work to keep hundreds of protesters in a pen outside of Trump Tower along Fifth Avenue on August 14, 2017 in New York City.

"Trump the racist needs to go", in reference to the violence that rocked Saturday the small town of Charlottesville, and one death when a militant neo-fascist threw his vehicle against the protesters racists.

His first return to Trump Tower was always going to be an affair.

More protests against Trump are expected on Tuesday in NY, whilst he is scheduled to hold several meetings in the city.

Strongly criticized for his indecisiveness and his silence, Mr. Trump has changed his tone Monday, denouncing the "racist violence" and pointing the finger at white supremacist.

Thousands of people rallied outside of Trump Tower on Monday, while another group staged a mock "die-in" and funeral for American values nearby before marching, the Daily News reported. "I think I have white privilege; I need to put my body on the line", Kirkpatrick said.

Ironically, Trump Tower is located between upscale clothing and accessory stores, including Tiffany & Co, Dior, Fendi, Chanel, and Burberry, in and out of which customers streamed during the protest, hiding their faces from cameras and barking at people in their way. "We've had Barack Obama, we've had the pope, everybody - United Nations week is a couple weeks from now", said Randy Walker of the Upper East Side.

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