Mark Ruffalo & Michael Moore led a vigil for Heather Heyer outside of Trump Tower

Michael Moore En Route Trump Tower Protest

Donald Trump is staying at Trump Tower this week, and New York prepared for him. Hundreds of protesters were already outside of Trump Tower before he even arrived, and now that he’s there, there are huge demonstrations. Last night, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Moore attended the vigil for the late Heather Heyer, and they both spoke at the demonstration.

Mark Ruffalo and Michael Moore teamed up on Tuesday night in New York to co-host a vigil for Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed by a car during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last weekend. The event brought crowds of protestors to the steps of Trump Tower, Donald Trump’s Manhattan residence where he is currently staying, to remember Heyer’s life and to decry the president’s response to the violence.

“We’re here today to commemorate a life of an American that was killed by a Nazi on American soil,” Ruffalo said during his opening statement. “Let’s say her name so Donald Trump can hear what’s happened here.”

Moore brought many of the protestors on a charter bus straight from his Broadway solo show/pep rally The Terms of My Surrender, and encouraged other audience members to walk the few blocks from the Belasco Theatre to the skyscraper. According to Variety, Ruffalo had been a special guest performer during the evening’s performance. Ruffalo also responded to Trump’s assertion that there was violence on “many sides” of the Charlottesville protest. “There’s two sides to this: People who fight Nazis and Nazis,” Ruffalo said. “That’s it. We can’t allow Nazis to be a normal part of our society. We have to fight.”

[From Vulture]

Bless Mark Ruffalo and bless Michael Moore. They’re not the only people – or the only celebrities – doing stuff and speaking out, but I do want to single them out for taking the fight to the streets, as so many people have done. Stay woke. Stay resisting.

Michael Moore En Route Trump Tower Protest

Heading to Trump Tower for a candle light vigil for Heather Heyer who was murdered by an Alt Right American Nazi.

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  1. Indiana Joanna says:

    I love Mark Ruffalo.

    • detritus says:

      He used an optometry clinic I worked at for a movie that had to use weird contacts as a side effect. Unfortunately he used it RIGHT before I started there, so I just got second hand stories and a major case of the jellies.
      All the ladies said he was the absolute nicest man in person. Charming, warm and caring.

    • holly hobby says:

      Yep love Mark!

  2. Rachel says:

    “the woman who was killed by a car…”

    Vulture needs a re-write. Heather Heyer was not killed *by* a car. She was killed by a neo-Nazi driving a car. There. I fixed it.

    • TQB says:

      Exactly. You wouldn’t say the woman who was killed by a knife, or a gun. A car is a weapon in this instance (and legally speaking, also).

    • lightpurple says:

      Heather Heyer was murdered by a Nazi. The weapon used is irrelevant. A Nazi murdered Heather Heyer.

  3. Aims says:

    I cannot wrap my head around how we have a “president ” that is validating a hate group . Giving them some sort of legitimacy . A sane person would denounce and try to bring healing to the victims family . Nope not this asshole . I am repulsed . Now we’re in some serious territory . This isn’t taking away health care , this is justifying hate group and local homegrown terror . I cannot believe this. Let me clear . Empire baby hands is saying that if the people didn’t have such a violent reaction to his buddies , that this would never had happened . Think about that. We’re all supposed to be ok with hate and if we have an honest reaction to it. To fight against hate, then it’s our fault . I am enraged . My deepest condolences to the woman’s family . Your loved one didn’t die in vain.

    This man and his people are truly evil.

  4. Shambles says:

    These two doing the lords work while the brainwashed masses are in the comment sections of local news Facebook pages defending the Nazi in Cheif. I can’t focus on anything right now.

    • justcrimmles says:

      John Oliver and Jim Jefferies have had really good segments covering Charlottesville/Cinnamon Hitler’s response. JJ’s telling the audience not to applaud him for denouncing Nazis because it’s not that hard. Something Emperor Fanta should know at his age, but obviously doesn’t care. And David Duke, talk about the outside matching the inside. Barf.

      • Tiffany says:

        Cinnamon Hitler. Emperor Fanta.

        The hits just keep coming and they are stronger and better. Kudos on these, Crimmles.

    • Odesa says:

      They comment sections are so horrifying. And I’ve only read the Canadian ones for our local news. The deplorable are everywhere

  5. OhDear says:

    Don’t forget Deandre Harris, who, while he didn’t die, was beaten by white supremacists during the protests/rallies.

    • Louisa says:

      I just made myself watch the video of the beating of Deandre and it was absolutely heartbreaking. I’m so angry and horrified. I just can’t wrap my head around it. And why has no one been arrested yet?!

      • Tiffany says:

        The same reason the police let it happen a block from where they were, they wanted to do it themselves but were lucky the Nazis beat them to it.

      • holly hobby says:

        I read on Twitter one of the punks were identified by his high school (!?!?) friends and he was turned into the authorities. He was the kid with three moles on his neck. Yep these morons should know the internet is forever. This isn’t their daddy’s KKK.

  6. Nicole says:

    I thoguht it was very cool for them to have buses take broadway goers to the protest. It wasn’t just their audience they also took 1984 goers as well. Very cool.
    I have my issues with Mark and MM but this was good

  7. Enough Already says:

    And Sarandon is schmoozing on late night TV. I want off this fucking ride.

    • Nene's Wig says:

      Yes, please let me off this timeline…it’s too awful.

      • Heidi says:

        Oh my GOD, that must be it!

        This is just a breach in the space time continuum. Some Starfleet captain is gonna show up and fix it. We will all return to normal once this antimatter-universe has been sucked into a black hole – or something. We will all wake up on Christmas Morning to President Hillary and her First Laddy. Everyone will turn to their spouses and say: “I just had the weirdest nightmare ever.”

        I am SO relieved.

        [Please let it be Captain Archer….and the dog.]

  8. Lucy says:

    Pence is here in Buenos Aires in an official visit since yesterday, btw. Our piece of trash of a president received him like a king. Traffic has been nothing but chaotic. Rather unrelated and I know that’s nothing compared to what you guys have to endure, but just thought I’d tell you about it.

  9. Meredith says:

    When I was in college, 2000-2005 (super senior!), I took a communications class that was about Michael Moore. We read his books and watched his documentaries and short lived tv shows. The professor was actually able to contact Michael Moore because they had met at a student film festival where students from my school won the top prize and MM liked that they were from a public university. So MM called into our class on the last day before the final and spoke to us for about an hour. We were able to submit questions that we had for him, but I told the TA that I didn’t have a question, I had a comment, and she allowed me to tell him what I wanted to say.

    I told MM that the first time I saw Roger and Me was when I was 19 (about two years before I took this class) and that I had grown up in a family that struggled financially and I always felt so alone and like my family was really the only one going through these hardships because I didn’t see those struggles in my neighborhood. Then when I saw Roger and Me I realized that so many other families go through these same struggles and that it made me feel less ashamed and alone. He could not have been kinder or more gracious. He told me that’s why he went into film making and that my comment made his day.

    TL;DR Michael Moore can be a jagoff and a blowhard, but he’s a jagoff and a blowhard for good, not for evil.

  10. Justine says:

    Someone also created a giant rat that looks like Trump and placed it near Trump Tower. It has Confederate Cufflinks and a Russian Flag on it’s lapel!

  11. Annie says:

    Olivia Wilde (whose mom is running for Congress!) and Zoey Kazan also spoke alongside Michael and Mark. They both looked nervous like they wanted so much to say the right thing for everyone, and I love them more for that.

  12. Sparkly says:

    Good for them.

    I weep for our nation.

    My deepest condolences to her family, and to everyone affected by (I can’t believe I’m saying this) these horrible Nazi terrorists.

  13. phlyfiremama says:

    I was watching it live on FB last night. It was INCREDIBLE~I got chills. Also, folks, if you haven’t seen the HBO Vice episode about the situation….GO WATCH IT.

  14. Heidi says:

    I adore the ground Michael Moore is walking on. If he would come to Berlin, he would get standing ovations – just for showing up.

    Apart from him, the entire country seems to consist of robots who keep repeating: “America is the greatest country on earth.” If only those uneducated white trash Nazis knew how much better life is for an average European – full coverage health insurance is just the cherry on top. I hope he keeps pointing out everything that is wrong with this system shaped by the 1%.

    His video about school lunches in France says it all- MM at his best.

    I would love it if he would run for President, but someone would probably kill him before the Secret Service can get to him.

  15. A says:

    Mark Ruffalo doesn’t get enough credit

  16. Lahela says:

    # RESIST!