91 Minutes Outside Trump Tower

Photoessay: Images taken outside of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York from 3:24 to 4:55pm Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Robert Stribley

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These photos were taken Saturday afternoon outside of Trump Tower as several protestors gathered with signs related both to the #TakeAKnee campaign and the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria. Several Trump supporters also spent much of the time there, demonstrating their support for the President and often interacting with the protestors.

The #TakeAKnee protestors were entirely peaceful and mostly spent their time lined up against the police barricades, unless they were asked to move. Then they walked slowly back and forth in front of Trump Tower, as did the Trump Supporters.

One Trump supporter I’ve often seen outside the building took the opportunity to defend Trump for the way he is handling the crisis in Puerto Rico. He told listeners he’s from Puerto Rico and echoing the words of the President, repeatedly said the Puerto Ricans needed to help themselves. He also claimed repeatedly that all the truck drivers in Puerto Rico were on strike and refused to help.

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Robert Stribley

Writer. Photographer. UXer. Creative Director. Interests: immigration, privacy, human rights, design. UX: Technique. Teach: SVA. Aussie/American. He/him.