Michael Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Lady Gaga and More Celebs Take Part in Anti-Trump Protests
From LA to NYC, celebrities joined the many gatherings to protest Trump's victory
There’s a few famous faces in the crowds of thousands that are protesting Donald Trump‘s election as the 45th president.
In the days following Trump’s surprising win over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, protests have taken place on multiple nights in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, New York City, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Omaha, Orlando and Washington D.C, among others.
On Saturday, Michael Moore and a film crew made an unannounced visit to Trump Tower — where protesters have been stationed since Tuesday night — in New York City and demanded a meeting with the president-elect.
“I just thought I’d see if I could get into Trump Tower and ride the famous escalator,” Moore said, according to the New York Daily News, which clarified that Moore was only able to get to the fourth floor before he was stopped by Secret Service.
Moore then left a note with the Trump Tower doorman, which said, “Mr. Trump. I’m here. I want to talk to you.”
Mark Ruffalo took to Instagram on Thursday to share a video among the crowd of protesters in New York City.
“Love Trumps Hate love fest NYC Thousands in the Street,” the actor captioned the video, in which protesters are seen yelling, “F–k your wall.”
As Clinton privately conceded to Trump early Wednesday morning, Lady Gaga went to Trump Tower, where she stood on a sanitation truck while holding a Clinton sign reading “Love trumps hate.”
She later took to Twitter to share the image, which she captioned, “I want to live in a #CountryOfKindness where #LoveTrumpsHate.”
Madonna also shared a video on Instagram in support, though it was not clear whether she captured the clip herself. She captioned her post, “Turn these Words into Action……….So Now What? ?????? Rebel [love]’s Unite. N.Y.C. Start A Revolution of [love].”
Former Saturday Night Live star Taran Killam shared a series of videos from his time protesting in New York.
“I love America! I LOVE New York!!!” he wrote in one post.
In another video, Killam shared a video of protesters yelling, “Not my president.”
In a subsequent post, Killam showed the scene, and captioned his video “Catharsis.”
Questlove also joined protesters in New York, captioning his clip, “Taking It To The Streets. Trump March Protests In Manhattan.”
In the video, protesters can be heard saying, “Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Donald Trump has got to go!”
Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson shared his experience protesting in Los Angeles on Thursday night. In one video, protesters screamed, “What do you we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!”
“UNITED WE STAND DEVIDED WE FALL! #peacefulprotest #notmypresident,” he captioned the video.
Other stars shared their support of protest efforts, including longtime Clinton stumper Katy Perry, who wrote, “PEACEFULLY PROTEST,” in a tweet. Meanwhile George Takei tweeted, “I am grateful & encouraged that protests in NY, LA, SF, Seattle, Chicago and other cities, and calls for #CalExit, have remained peaceful.” (CalExit refers to the social media campaign for California to secede from the United States following Trump’s victory.
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Trump both praised and condemned the protests in a pair of tweets, writing in one, “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”
In another tweet several hours later, he wrote: “Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!”