For Immediate Release

Dec 11th, 2015                                                                      

 

Natalie Casal

natalie@endowmentethics.org

786-208-6432

Peaceful Protesters Violently Thrown Out of Trump Fundraiser

Dec 11th, 2015 (New York, NY) – On December 11, 2015,  a small group of Muslim, Arab, immigrant, and LGBTQ community members were attacked by security after calling out Islamophobia at a PA GOP fundraiser featuring Donald Trump at the Plaza Hotel.

 

An ally inside the event was able to open a side door allowing the four demonstrators to enter. The Arab and Latino protesters effectively disrupted Trump’s speech singing, “Mama Mama tell us why, why our people gotta die. Trump is trying to bring us down, attacking people black and brown.” A dozen security guards and some attendees of the event swarmed on the demonstrators and aggressively dragged them out. In the commotion, one of the members, a latino veteran with a disability, was pushed down a flight of stairs and an arab woman was thrown to the ground.

 

One of the organizers, Zakaria Kronemer, shared,“Trump’s islamophobic statements have escalated violence and aggression against Muslim and Arab communities to an unprecedented level. But his hateful ideology has also united a wave of resistance. In a matter of days, Muslim, Jewish, Queer, and Immigrant justice organizations joined together to pull off this critical action. Wherever Trump goes, whenever he has a platform to speak, the people will be there to resist and disrupt. ” He went on to say, “Another Mosque has been firebombed since the event earlier today. I hope that our disruption inspires more people to take on the level of action that is needed to stop this intensification of violence.”

 

Jamila Hammami, demonstration organizer and Executive Director of the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, says, “There is incredible violence that our communities are facing that are directly affected by Trump and his horrifying visceral comments. His statements are completely steeped in levels of Islamapobia and Arabphobia that we’re forced to interact with on a daily basis. Trump is not the first to force these images upon us, as this is a symptom of being a part of american society still steeped in xenophobia reminiscent of the McCarthy era. We will continue to face hate and violence until we fight against it and demand safety and freedom for our people.”

 

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Photo Credit: Responsible Endowments Coalition

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Jamila Hammami speaking to press after being attacked by event security.

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Zakaria Kronemer

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Press Hits:

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CBS New York Protesters Disrupt Donald Trump Speech At Plaza Hotel Luncheon http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/12/11/donald-trump-protesters-plaza-hotel/
New York Daily News Protesters interrupt Donald Trump’s speech at Plaza Hotel, chanting: ‘why our people gotta die?’ http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/protesters-interrupt-donald-trump-speech-plaza-hotel-article-1.2463075
ABC News Protesters Disrupt Donald Trump Speech at NYC Luncheon http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-nyc-luncheon-35720924
Fox 5 News Protestors Disrupt Donald Trump Speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.fox5ny.com/news/57025862-story
Gothamist Video: Protesters Dragged Out of Donald Trump Speech at Plaza Hotel http://gothamist.com/2015/12/11/trump_lunch_protest.php
Pennlive Watch this disturbing footage of protesters being removed from Trump Pa. Soceity event http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2015/12/security_roughs_up_protesters.html
Mediaite Targeting People Black and Brown’: Protesters Forcibly Removed from Trump’s GOP Luncheon http://www.mediaite.com/online/targeting-people-black-and-brown-protesters-forcibly-removed-from-trumps-gop-luncheon/
Talking Points Memo Livewire WATCH: Security Ejects Protesters from Plaza Hotel After They Interrupt Trump http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/protesters-ejected-trump-fundraiser
The Charlotte Observer Protesters Disrupt Donald Trump Speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article49252140.html
Newser Anit-Trump Protesters Storm $1,000-a-plate New York City luncheon http://www.newser.com/article/ada62bccb15745b3b53fcc72ca2c1181/anti-trump-protesters-storm-1000-a-plate-new-york-city-luncheon.html
TribLive News Things Get Violent at Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/9612972-74/trump-hotel-protestors#axzz3u3iedr4w
Leesville Protesters Disrupt Donald Trump Speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.leesvilledailyleader.com/article/ZZ/20151211/NEWS/312119873/-1/news
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Herald-Whig Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.whig.com/article/20151211/AP/312119629
The Mississauga News Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/6180702-protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-luncheon/
Idaho Statesman Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/nation-world/article49252140.html
U.S. News & World Report Anti-Trump protesters storm $1,000-a-plate New York City luncheon http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2015/12/11/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-luncheon
Idaho Statesman Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/nation-world/article49252140.html
Times Free Press Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/national/political/story/2015/dec/11/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-nyc-lu/340145/
Sturgis Journal Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.sturgisjournal.com/article/ZZ/20151211/NEWS/312119873/-1/sports
Clay Center The Dispatch Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.ccenterdispatch.com/news/state/image_696e952e-aadc-510a-9ab6-949cb82e7bae.html
The Wichita Eagle Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/election/article49252140.html
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Durham Region Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/6180702-protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-luncheon/
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-luncheon/article_d94eed12-2d64-5103-b746-f6914366d244.html
NBC 2 Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.nbc-2.com/story/30728650/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-luncheon
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WOAW North Central Wisconsin Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.waow.com/story/30728650/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-luncheon
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12 News Expect More Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.12newsnow.com/story/30728650/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-luncheon
Daily Chronicle Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2015/12/11/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-luncheon/a2hxvzg/
48 Waff Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.waff.com/story/30728652/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-luncheon
The Herald-News Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.theherald-news.com/2015/12/11/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-luncheon/a2hxvzg/
KSL Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=157&sid=37724932&title=protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-luncheon
The News & Observer Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article49252140.html
Stamford Advocate Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/politics/article/Protestors-disrupt-Donald-Trump-speech-at-NYC-6691974.php
Greenwich Time Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/politics/article/Protestors-disrupt-Donald-Trump-speech-at-NYC-6691974.php
San Antonio Express-News Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.expressnews.com/news/politics/article/Protestors-disrupt-Donald-Trump-speech-at-NYC-6691974.php
Beaumont Enterprise Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/politics/article/Protestors-disrupt-Donald-Trump-speech-at-NYC-6691974.php
CTPost Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.ctpost.com/news/politics/article/Protestors-disrupt-Donald-Trump-speech-at-NYC-6691974.php
Times Union Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.timesunion.com/news/politics/article/Protestors-disrupt-Donald-Trump-speech-at-NYC-6691974.php
WMBF News Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/30728650/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-luncheon
Oklahoma’s Own Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.news9.com/story/30728650/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-luncheon
SunHerald Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.sunherald.com/news/nation-world/article49252140.html
The Bulletin Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.dailybulletin.ca/national/361614771.html
MySA Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/article/Protestors-disrupt-Donald-Trump-speech-at-NYC-6691974.php
The Herald Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.heraldonline.com/news/politics-government/article49252140.html
The Kansas City Star Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article49252140.html
Yahoo News Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://news.yahoo.com/protestors-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-nyc-luncheon-191317366.html
Miami Herald Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article49252140.html
Houston Chronicle Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/article/Protestors-disrupt-Donald-Trump-speech-at-NYC-6691974.php
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Chron Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/Protestors-disrupt-Donald-Trump-speech-at-NYC-6691974.php
SFGate Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Protestors-disrupt-Donald-Trump-speech-at-NYC-6691974.php
Seattle Pi Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.seattlepi.com/news/politics/article/Protestors-disrupt-Donald-Trump-speech-at-NYC-6691974.php
CFJC Today Anti-Trump protesters storm $1,000-a-plate New York City luncheon http://www.cfjctoday.com/article/502488/anti-trump-protesters-storm-1000-plate-new-york-city-luncheon
Palm Beach Post Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.palmbeachpost.com/ap/ap/political/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-lunc/nphTb/
Statesman Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.statesman.com/ap/ap/political/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-lunc/nphTb/
WFTV Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.wftv.com/ap/ap/political/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-lunc/nphTb/
KiroTV Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.kirotv.com/ap/ap/political/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-lunc/nphTb/
WHIO Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.whio.com/ap/ap/political/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-lunc/nphTb/
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SCNow Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.scnow.com/news/headlines/article_cbdce093-9f94-5b37-8b13-1764203d0d4f.html
WSOCTV Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.wsoctv.com/ap/ap/political/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-lunc/nphTb/
WSBTV Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.wsbtv.com/ap/ap/political/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-lunc/nphTb/
The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.pqbnews.com/national/361614771.html
WPXI Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.wpxi.com/ap/ap/political/protesters-disrupt-donald-trump-speech-at-nyc-lunc/nphTb/
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The Leader Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.surreyleader.com/national/361614771.html
Revelstoke Review Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.revelstokereview.com/national/361614771.html
The Free Press Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC Luncheon http://www.thefreepress.ca/national/361614771.html
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