Chanting “humanity first,” dozens of people protested outside the UCLA hall on Sunday where Donald Trump Jr. was speaking as part of a promotional tour for his new book.
Trump, who is promoting his book “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us,” spoke at Moore Hall on the Westwood campus as part of an event hosted by the conservative student group Turning Point USA. Later in the day, Trump was scheduled to give a lecture and sign copies of his book at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley.
The Los Angeles chapter of Refuse Fascism planned the UCLA demonstration. The leftist activist group, which has organized large-scale demonstrations against the Trump administration in major U.S. cities, wrote in a Facebook post that “Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ is a 21st century fascist program of Manifest Destiny –’America First’ – wrapped in the flag and Mike Pence’s Bible taken literally. A specifically American culmination of white supremacy, misogyny, and xenophobia.”
Several hundred people waited in line to attend Trump’s speech at Moore Hall as a few dozen protesters gathered across the street. Event officials later said the auditorium was full and at least 100 people were turned away.
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