Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, his mother Patricia Williams, as well as other New York elected officials, community advocates and members of the clergy, were arrested outside Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan.
After a press conference and rally protesting Trump’s inauguration, Williams, deputy leader of New York City Council, and the other parties walked to the corner of Trump Tower on 56th Street and Fifth Avenue and proceeded to obstruct traffic by sitting down on Fifth Avenue, leading to their arrests.
Williams, who represents the 45th Council District in Brooklyn, said after his release that “for the past two years, we’ve been bombarded by divisive messages that were unfortunately embraced by so many, and the resulting election showed us the worst of America.
For full articles, see http://m.jamaicaobserver.com/mobile/latestnews/Caribbean-American-legislator-arrested-protesting-Trump-s-inauguration and http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/councilman-williams-protesters-cuffed-trump-tower-article-1.2951526
[Photo above, by Alec Tacbak from the New York Daily News: “City Councilman Jumaane Williams was zip-tied and pulled away from a sit-in on Fifth Ave. near 56th St. just paces from Trump’s New York home on Friday.”]