Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore, and Alec Baldwin planning anti-Donald Trump rally in New York on inauguration day

'We are sending a message to Washington that we will fight' said Ruffalo in a statement

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 18 January 2017 10:46 GMT
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Come Donald Trump’s eventual inauguration day, America will once again be split in two: one-half of the population will be celebrating the Republican taking over from Obama, the other half rallying against him.

Already, the likes of Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, and Cher have signed on to march against Trump in Washington as part of the Women’s March on Washington.

In New York, fellow Hollywood actors will rally against the future President, including Alec Baldwin, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore and Rosie Perez.

Thousands of New Yorkers are expected to attend, according to the group’s organisers, with Greenpeace and the liberal activist organisation MoveOn marching on Trump’s home.

"We are sending a message to Washington that we will fight, at every step, discrimination, and harmful policies, today, tomorrow and every day," Ruffalo said in a statement picked up by The Hollywood Reporter. “[Participants] are coming together to stand up for one another, as we will do every day, to protect the values we hold dear."

The demonstration - which opposes Trump’s policies on immigration, climate change, healthcare and workers’ rights - will take place outside the Trump-developed Trump International Hotel and Tower, only half a mile from Trump Tower.

On Twitter, Bill de Blasio revealed he will also be joining the march, writing: “I'm rallying at Trump Int’l Hotel at 6PM on Jan. 19 because our next president needs to hear from all NYers before he takes office. Join us.”

Meanwhile, Trump’s inauguration concert has been hit with numerous controversies, with a Bruce Springsteen tribute band dropping out. Having not secured any big names (minus 3 Doors Down) The National and Common have revealed they will be headlining an anti-Trump inauguration.

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