Michael Moore buses Broadway audience to Trump Tower protest

August 16, 2017 GMT

Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore led an audience from a Broadway theater to Trump Tower on Tuesday night to protest the president who was staying at his Fifth Avenue home.

Moore encouraged the audience of his one-man show “The Terms of My Surrender” to join him outside on a waiting bus that would take them on the 12-block trip to Trump Tower. Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo joined him.

As the open top bus moved up Manhattan’s Sixth Avenue, Ruffalo held a megaphone encouraging people to join them at Trump Tower.

Actress Olivia Wilde also joined the demonstration.


Outside Trump Tower, Wilde lead a chant “The time is now to stand up for love, to stand up for justice, to stand up for America.”

Wilde is currently starring in “1984” on Broadway, a play based on George Orwell’s novel described by Amazon as a “dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative.”

The group also paid tribute to Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old who was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally.