Two protests to be held in Coal Harbour to protest Trump sons at opening of Trump Tower Vancouver

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      Unless you're planning to protest the arrival of Donald Trump's sons for the opening of the Trump Tower in Vancouver on Tuesday (February 28), it's best to stay away from Coal Harbour during that time.

      Why? There are at least two protests being organized, not to mention whatever security is being arranged for Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.

      If you are interested, in expressing your disapproval of their presence and the opening of the Trump Tower, you have two main choices.


      Although both of these protests were announced earlier, the details have been finalized after being changed from initial plans.

      The Trump Welcome Party is being arranged by the organizers of Occupy Vancouver to be held at Trump Tower (1161 West Georgia Street).

      Originally, it was scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

      But it has since been changed to a daylong protest, running from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., as a form of creative resistance to the opening of the Trump Tower.

      As it is designed to be a peaceful sit-in, participants are encouraged to bring outdoor chairs.

      A stage will be set up with speeches, spoken-word and musical performers, and DJs Nancy Dru, Viridian Music, Bri Den, and others will provide music.

      Some banner paper will be provided but interested participants will need to bring their own writing instruments.

      The event is an inclusive, family-friendly, and peaceful demonstration against Islamophobia, misogyny, white supremacy, transphobia, and other forms of hatred and discrimination.

      It's also being designed to be different from the march that will take place on the same day.

      The route for the Resist 4 Peace March.

      The time of the separate Resist 4 Peace March, which was originally planned for earlier in the day, has been changed to run from 4 to 7:30 p.m. to coincide with the opening ceremonies of the tower.

      This march, which is intended to be peaceful, won't be passing by the Trump Tower, in order to avoid being stopped by security as well as to avoid other protests being held.

      It will start at Jack Poole Plaza, where speakers and performers will start the event.

      The procession will march up Thurlow Street, then turn on to Pender Street, with a stop at the U.S. Consulate (1075 West Pender Street) where a moment of silence will be held. It will then continue on to Burrard, and head back to Jack Poole Plaza.