Ivanka Trump attended a roundtable at the Institute of Technology at Central High School in Syracuse, NY on Monday. While inside the building, Ivanka discussed workforce development programs, but things became far less comfortable when she left the building.
Outside the school, Ivanka was met by protestors who confronted her about her father’s immigration policies and inhumane treatment of thousands of immigrant children torn from their parents at the border. Protestors waved signs that read “shame” and “Ivanka! Do you know where their children are?”
At the protest, a giant inflatable Trump chicken made an appearance as did a person wearing an oversized Trump costume with a sign around his neck that read “monster.”
The protestors did not confine themselves only to criticism of Ivanka and the president. Protestors also called out their representative, Rep. John Katko (R-NY). Katko attended the roundtable event with Ivanka. Katko’s 2018 challenger, Democrat Dana Balter, participated in the protest.
The protest took place a day ahead of a deadline set by a federal court. The court required the administration to reunite all of the over 100 children under age 5 who were taken from their parents at the border. As of Tuesday, the government did not meet this deadline, reuniting less than half of the youngest victims of Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy.
Participants took to Twitter to share images and support for the protests. One image showed the giant chicken. the tweet read: “About 100 protesters greet Ivanka Trump in Syracuse”
Another tweet showed the protestors displeasure with Rep. Katko. It read, “Assembling outside Katko/Ivanka event in Syracuse right now”
And another showed the greeting Ivanka received. The tweet read, The
#Resistance is strong in Syracuse for Ivanka Trump’s ”