It was a field trip full of purpose. Last night after the 7pm performance of Michael Moore’s Trump-centric Broadway play, The Terms of My Surrender, the entire audience boarded a bus to ride up to Trump Tower to continue the protests from the day prior in response to President Donald Trump’s comments about the fatal white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.
Just before 9:30pm, the theater emptied onto a double-decker bus provided by Michael Moore himself, saying on Facebook, “I'm taking my audience over to Trump Tower!” He was joined by Mark Ruffalo, who called the giant crowd of New Yorkers joining him “the Avengers.” Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge, who are currently starring in the politically provocative 1984 right next door, also joined the protest.
Upon their arrival at Trump Tower—where a crowd had already been assembling for several hours—Moore, Ruffalo and Wilde led the crowd in chants including “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA.” They also held a candlelit vigil for Heather Heyer, the victim of the Charlottesville riots.
By Rebecca Fontana