“The Beginning of a New Movement”

NEW YORK, November 20, 2016 — I trailed an anti-Trump protest group marching from East Harlem up to the Bronx. Their goal was to reach out to grassroot communities in the hopes of mobilizing them to join a massive protest to take place in Washington D.C. during Trump’s inauguration next year.

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“The Democratic Party failed us,” Karina Garcia says. “We need to stand up for ourselves. It’s not about voting for the Democrats. We’re past that. We’re way past that.”
The volunteers prepare at their headquarters, the Justice Center en El Barrio in East Harlem.
Many bystanders cheer on the group as they march through their neighborhood.
Some of the protesters marching alongside the ANSWER Coalition and Party for Socialism and Liberation.
Volunteers hand out newsletters and flyers to bystanders.
The protest group made regular stops in busy areas along their route to engage with the community.
More than twenty police vehicles tail the protest group as they cross over into the Bronx.
“We need to shout out from the rooftops that no one is illegal,” says Juan Pablo Peralta, a Harlem local and son to immigrant parents.
Karina Garcia inspires the volunteers gathered in East Harlem before they set off on their march.
(Right) One protester teaches his son how to dance with his sign.
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