Filmmaker Michael Moore is among those assembling an ensemble cast of stars to protest President-elect Trump the night before his inauguration.
The left-wing “Fahrenheit 9/11” director teamed up with actors Alec Baldwin and Mark Ruffalo to lead a demonstration against the soon-to-be president Thursday in front of the Trump International Hotel in New York City.
With the protest, which Moore is calling a “massive rally,” organizers hope to spark discussion and inspire opposition against several of Trump’s stances on hot-button issues like health care, immigration and climate change, according to NBC News.
“We are sending a message to Washington that we will fight, at every step, discrimination and harmful policies, today, tomorrow and every day,” Ruffalo said in a statement, according to NBC. “(We) are coming together to stand up for one another, as we will do every day, to protect the values we hold dear.”
The trio of film stars will reportedly be joined at the rally by Mayor de Blasio, actress Rosie Perez and the Rev. Al Sharpton in an event anticipated to draw thousands of participants. Leftist organizations MoveOn and Greenpeace helped to put together the protest, which begins at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Baldwin’s participation in the protest comes days after Trump slammed the actor’s popular parody of the President-elect on “Saturday Night Live” yet again.
“.@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC,” Trump tweeted Sunday evening, hours after Baldwin’s latest spoof. “Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!”
Baldwin’s brother Stephen — an outspoken Trump supporter — will travel to Washington D.C. for the inauguration.
Trump is set to be sworn into office on Jan. 20.
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