About 150 protesters gathered at Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank at noon Monday, President’s Day, to oppose President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on America’s border with Mexico.
“There is no crisis on our border,” said Keady, one of several speakers at the event. “A crisis is thousands of people dying each day from the opioid crisis. A crisis is millions and millions of Americans not having healthcare.”
Referring to Trump’s frequent tweets attacking those who challenge him, state Senator Vin Gopal, above, asked the crowd, “can you imagine any other president, Republican or Democrat, acting the way he’s acting?”
The Greater Red Bank Women’s Initiative, organized the rally, one of numerous such events slated to be held around the country. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click image to enlarge.)