Protesters Arrested at NYC Trump Hotel After President Declares National Emergency for Border Wall - NBC New York

Protesters Arrested at NYC Trump Hotel After President Declares National Emergency for Border Wall

Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday in a move to secure more money for his long-promised wall

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    Arrests at Anti Trump Protest in NYC

    The NYPD is making arrests at an anti-Trump protest at Columbus Circle.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 15, 2019)

    What to Know

    • People have been arrested while protesting President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration outside an NYC hotel bearing his name

    • Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday in a move to secure more money for his long-promised wall

    • Protesters outside the Columbus Circle hotel held signs with slogans such as "Abolish I.C.E." and 'Trump Is The Emergency"

    Some people have been arrested while protesting President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration outside a New York City hotel that bears his name.

    The NYPD wasn't immediately able to say how many people were taken into custody Friday night outside the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Manhattan.

    Video shows protesters going peacefully with their hands zip-tied behind their backs as officers lead them to police vans. They'll likely be charged with disorderly conduct and blocking traffic.

    Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday in a move to secure more money for his long-promised wall.

    Protesters outside the Columbus Circle hotel held signs with slogans such as "Abolish I.C.E." and 'Trump Is The Emergency."

    Trump developed the 44-story hotel, but it is owned by other investors.

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