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Gritty Signs Galore: Scenes From the Trump Protest in Philly

The president came to Center City on Tuesday afternoon. Here's what some Philadelphians had to say to him.


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Twitter user @bthny holds her Gritty-related sign at Tuesday’s Trump protest. | Photo by Claire Sasko

Donald Trump is in Philadelphia on Tuesday to speak at the annual National Electrical Contractors Association gathering at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

There are road closures (read: traffic), and, of course, there is a massive protest. Hundreds of people began gathering at Broad and Arch streets around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, just before Trump’s scheduled speaking time of 2:30 p.m.

Here are the best scenes from the protest so far, including several Gritty-related signs. Because what else do you expect of a city completely obsessed with our new, extremely bizarre, mascot, who is somewhat Trumpian himself?

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“The sign speaks for itself.” | Photo by Claire Sasko


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A sign that doubles as the heads of both Putin and Trump. | Photo by Claire Sasko


An organizer speaks as the protest kicks off around 1:45 p.m. at Broad and Arch Streets. | Photo by Claire Sasko


An organizer speaks at the corner of Broad and Arch streets. | Photo by Claire Sasko


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Marchers heading south on Broad Street. | Photo by Claire Sasko


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Jim O’Connor (L) and Melanie Fortino standing at the corner of Broad and Arch streets. “Being angry on your couch at home doesn’t accomplish anything,” Fortino said. | Photo by Claire Sasko


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Marchers pausing briefly on the east side of City Hall. | Photo by Claire Sasko


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One of several signs related to the Brett Kavanaugh hearing. | Photo by Claire Sasko


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Another Brett Kavanaugh-related sign. | Photo by Claire Sasko


Protesters at Broad and Arch streets. | Photo by Claire Sasko