What to Know
- Thousands marched up Fifth Avenue Sunday afternoon as anti-Trump protests continued for a fifth consecutive day
- An estimated 25,000 protesters marched from Union Square to Trump Tower on Saturday afternoon
- Donald Trump said in a "60 Minutes" interview that aired Sunday that he plans to deport two to three million undocumented immigrants
New Yorkers took to the streets for a fifth day in anticipation of a "60 Minutes" interview where Donald Trump said he intends to deport two to three million undocumented immigrants after he takes office in January.
Thousands of immigrants and supporters from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut swamped midtown to decry Trump's deportation plans, which could affect the 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants residing in the U.S.
A group of police officers formed three rows behind metal barricades as they watched thousands of prostesters march up Fifth Avenue. Protesters pumped their fists in the air as they slowly congregated between Trump International Hotel and Trump Tower.
A crowd of protesters was still chanting outside of Trump Tower late Sunday night as police stood by.
"Hey-hey, ho-ho, Donald Trump has got to go!" they chanted along with a young lady who shouted through a bullhorn. Another woman banged a makeshift drum, made from a blue coffee tin, with a wooden spoon to each beat of the chant.
Children at the front of the crowd helped to hold a banner that read "Aqui estamos, no nos vamos" in black sharpie letters, or "We are here, we aren't leaving" in English.
Several protesters were in tears as they marched in hopes of sending the message that the president-elect's anti-immigrant rhetoric will and should not be tolerated.
"The absence of the people lost to facism is in me," said one protester, a wall street employee whose family was killed in the Holocaust. "We have to do everything we can to stop [Donald Trump]. We have to engage everybody, this is about building our power."
The #HereToStay protest comes on the heels of Saturday's colossal anti-Trump demonstration, where an estimated 25,000 people marched from Union Square to Trump Tower chanting phrases such as "We reject the president-elect." Protests also took place in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles throughout the day Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday morning.
There have been no arrests at the peaceful protest in New York City so far.