November 12, 2019
President Donald Trump was in New York City on Monday to celebrate Veterans Day, but protesters attempted to interrupt his speech by chanting “lock him up.”
The president gave a speech honoring the troops at the Veterans Day parade before participating in a wreath-laying ceremony. According to reporters who were on the ground, protesters in the surrounding areas chanted “lock him up” and “traitor” at the start of Trump’s speech.
Incredibly loud protests outside the Trump speech along Fifth Avenue, with whistles, chants of "Lock him up!"
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 11, 2019
Trump speaks at Veterans Day event in NYC. Protestors nearby are chanting “lock him up” and “traitor” pic.twitter.com/MhqeDa4xOw
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) November 11, 2019
Loud chants and whistles just beyond the park as Trump starts speaking, sounds like protesters chanting “lock him up!” pic.twitter.com/auXDGDhIIw
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) November 11, 2019
The president notably recently changed his primary residence from New Yorkto Florida, blaming the state’s high taxes and the alleged harassment by the state’s attorney generals. Trump was forced to dissolve the Trump Foundation due to a lawsuit by New York prosecutors, and a judge ultimately ordered the president to pay $2 million to various charities over alleged misuse of the foundation.
This article was posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3:17 am