2016-11-23 / Front Page

March Against Intolerance


Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks to hundreds of diverse Queens residents on November 19, prior to the march over the Queensborough Bridge that culminated at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan. 
Photo Walter Karling Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks to hundreds of diverse Queens residents on November 19, prior to the march over the Queensborough Bridge that culminated at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan. Photo Walter Karling Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer led more than 500 Queens residents across the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan to Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street to demonstrate President-elect Donald Trump’s controversial positions are not welcome in what is, ironically, his native borough.

The November 19 march came soon after Van Bramer received an anonymous email slamming him for being openly gay and saying he should be executed for being a traitor.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and City Comptroller Scott Stringer also joined in the march and Mayor Bill de Blasio called the Councilman and said that he supports him in his efforts.


Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is flanked by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, and Van Bramer’s husband, Daniel Hendrick during a protest march which led 500 Queens residents over the Queensboro Bridge to Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan. Photo Walter KarlingCouncilman Jimmy Van Bramer is flanked by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, and Van Bramer’s husband, Daniel Hendrick during a protest march which led 500 Queens residents over the Queensboro Bridge to Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan. Photo Walter Karling
Crowd assembles across from Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. Photo Walter Karling Crowd assembles across from Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. Photo Walter Karling

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