It's a Public Space — But Trump Tower Tries to Kick Activists Out

WNYC.pngBy Janet Babin 

On Thursday, activists organized by the pro-labor and sustainability group Align Climate Works for All traveled past security in pairs up the escalators at Trump Tower. After a few dozen had amassed at the Tower's privately-owned public garden space, a protester began reading from a script.

"...This is a public space, as defined in an agreement the Trump Organization signed when they got permission to build [an additional] 20 stories — a value of half a billion dollars as currently assessed — and they cannot prevent the public from being part of this space," said New York City Councilman Mark Levine, who chairs the Council Committee on Parks and Recreation.

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