Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New York Protesters Camp Outside Goldman Sachs Headquarters to Oppose Trump

Dozens of protesters gathered outside of Goldman Sachs Group Inc headquarters on Tuesday to rally against President-elect Donald Trump's picking several former executives of the bank for top jobs in his administration.

Some of the 50 or so protesters wore swamp-monster masks in reference to Trump's pledge to "drain the swamp" that he said Washington has become and get rid of special interests. About 20 of them brought sleeping bags, intending to camp outside 200 West Street until Trump's inauguration on Friday.

Goldman Sachs security guards sent employees and guests to entrances on the north side of the building to avoid the protesters.

In an emailed statement, Goldman Sachs spokeswoman Tiffany Galvin said the bank respects "every individual's rights to assembly and free speech."

Trump has named 8 former Goldman Sachs employees to high level positions in his incoming Administration.

The number of protesers is expected to grow as the Friday inauguration approaches.


(via Reuters)

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